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EDWARD IIL 

A.D. 1339—1341. 



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CONTENTS 



Page 
Preface .-..--.-.-. v 

Corrigenda ----------- vii 

Calendar ----..---.- 1 

Index 667 



Wt. 1'3C31. 



( V ) 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for the 
reign of Edward 11. (a.d. 1307 — 1313.) The text has 
been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Com- 
missioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. Allen B. 
Hinds, M.A. and he has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
21 August 1901. 



( vii ) 



CORRIGENDA. 



ige 32, line 13. 


Fo) 


Pol ton read Potton. 


„ 59, , 


, 3 from bottom. Far Drayner read Arayner. 


„ 74, , 


, 13. 


Foi 


• Dyve read Dyne. 


„ 90, , 


, 22. 


)) 


fishery ,, Fish-street. 


„ 108, , 


, 5 from bottom. For Bohan read Bohun. 


„ 113, , 


, 20. 


Fo) 


• Beuzer read Beuver. 


„ 157, , 


, 33. 


>) 


tower ,, town. 


„ 1G6, , 


, 4 from bottom. For Dyve read Dyne. 


„ 179, , 


, 3. 


Fo 


■ Gyvour read Gynour. 


„ 202, , 


, 35. 




Gyvour ,, Gynour. 


„ 219, , 


, 30. 




Venable ,, Venables. 


„ 227, , 


, 34. 




Thoma ,, Thomas. 


„ 239, , 


, 24. 




Alvinhele ,, Alvithele. 


„ 281, , 


, 24. 




Dyve ,, Dyne. 


„ 282, , 


, 20. 




Clevenowe ,, Clenevowe. 


„ 311, , 


, 17. 




dil ,, del. 


„ 333, , 


, 10. 




Huj,fhs ,, Hugh. 


„ 390, , 


, 14. 




Licheladc, O.Gloucester ?vat/Lichelad, CO. Gloucester 


„ 401, , 


, 38. 




part read port. 


„ 480, , 


, 12. 




aceounts ,, accounts. 


„ 559, , 


, 3. 




Belle Monte read Bello Monte. 


„ C06, , 


, 17. 




Roger read Robert. 


„ 654, , 


, 9 fr 


om bottom. For Town rea<i Tower. 



CALENDAE 



OF 



CLOSE KOLLS 



18 EDWAKD IIL-PART 1. 



1339. 

March 15. 

Winchester. 



Jan. 28. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Feb. 1. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



Jan. 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

Feb. 2. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 49. 

To Hugh de Ulseby the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of King's 
Beaulieu a tun of wine of the present year of the right prise, for celebrating 
masses in their church, in accordance with the grant of Henry III.** 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Chute to be elected in place of Philip Crok, who cannot be attendant upon 
the duties of the office because he does not make continual stay in the 
county. 

To Michael Mynyot or to him who supplies his place in the port of South- 
ampton. Order to deliver to R. bishop of London, the chancellor, or to his 
attorney, 6 tuns 4 pipes of wine of his fee of wine which pertains to him by 
reason of his office. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Veltere, who has no lands in that county to 
qualify him. — By the testimony of J. Inge. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver due payment to Thomas de Blaston, the king's clerk, having 
accounted with him for the time when he was in the king's service in the 
following matters, allowing him 13s. id. a day for his wages, and his ex- 
penses, as on 14 July in the 11th year of the reign the king appointed him 
and other lieges to choose, array and try a certain number of men at arms 
and archers in co. Lancaster and to cause them to be led to Thomas de Bello 
Campo earl of Warwick, then keeper of the March of Scotland, and to do 
other things, and afterwards on 7 May following, the king appointed him, by 
letters patent under the great seal, and Thomas Surtays to make scrutiny of 
all wool in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the port there, to take the number of 
sacks and sarplars and cause the names of the owners to be written down, 
and to cause a moiety of all that wool and all the wool taken at another 
time for the king's use and not sent to parts beyond the sea, to be taken for 
the king's use and delivered to the takers of wool in co. Northumberland or 
to the collectors of customs in the aforesaid port, and to do divers other 



* The entries for this year are tested by Edward duke of Cornwall, the keeper of 
England. 



A 1.538. Wt. lCO.^4/212. 400— -VIOOO. M. 



CALENDAr. OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster, 



Jan. 25. 
Kennington, 



133i). Menibrane 49 — cont. 

things, and Thomas de Blaston has now besought the king to order his 
wages to be paid to him, as he went from co. Northampton to Newcastle and 
from York to co. Lancaster by reason of the aforesaid assignments. By C. 

Feb. 6. To John de Ellerker, chamberhiin of North Wales. Order to pay to 

Kennington. Richard earl of Arundel the arrears of 1,000 marks, as on 28 November in 
the 10th year of the reign the king granted to him 1,000 marks yearly from 
the issues of that chamber, in recompence for what pertained to the earl of 
' the stewardship of Scotland, which belonged to him by hereditary right and 
which he granted to the king, the grant being confirmed by Edward, king 
of Scotland, and the king ordered Robert de Hambury, sometime chamber- 
lain of North Wales, to pay the said 1,000 marks to the earl, and the earl has 
besought the king to order the arrears to be paid to him, as Robert was 
amoved from his office before he had fully paid the 1,000 marks. The king 
nevertheless wishes the castles, towns and other places in North Wales to be 
well supplied with all victuals and other necessaries. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Lavynton of Salisbury, ' spicer,' who has no 
land in that county except for life and a term of years. 

Walter Parker and John his son, imprisoned at Wyndesore for trespass of 
venison in Wyndesore forest, have the king's writ to Bartholomew de 
Burgherrsh, keeper of the forest, this side Trent, or to him who supplies 
his place, to bail them. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all the lands which belonged to 
William son of Constantine Flauvel to be delivered to those to whom they 
ought to belong, as he was appealed of aiding the death of Henry de 
Cheston, by William Fissh of Bouland, approver, then in gaol at York 
castle, before William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of gaol delivery, 
and he was convicted thereof before them, and he was delivered by the 
justices to William, archbishop of York, in accordance with the privilege of 
the clergy, and he died in the archbishop's prison without having purged him- 
self of the felony, as is found by the archbishop's certificate ; and now the 
king has been besought by Adam, William's brother and heir, and Alice, 
William's wife, who was jointly enfeoft'ed with him of certain lands which 
belonged to him, as is said, to order the lands which belonged to William to 
be delivered to her. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Whereas the king lately ordered the treasurer and barons to account with 
Richard Talebot, keeper of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for the arrears of his wages, 
and those of the men at arms and archers in garrison with him thea\ and 
for replacing certain of his horses lost in the king's service, from the time 
when the account was last made with him in the wardrobe, and onlered the 
treasurer and chamberlains to pay him what was found to be due, and 
Richard has informed the king that the treasurer and barons have delaytni 
to do this because they have not ascertained the day when he last accounted ; 
and because Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardroU*. has 
acknowledged in chancery that he accounted with Richaitl until 11 th July 
last, the king orders the treasurer and barons to account with him as afoiv- 
said, and orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay him what is found to 
be due. IW (.'. 

Jan. 26. To the prior of Bath, collector in the diocese of Bath and Wells of the 

Kennington. triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Oixler 

to allow the abbot of (llastonbury lOOl. in the stK'ond yeiur of payment. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



Feb. 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



1339. Membrane 49 — cont. 

which were not allowed to him in the first year, in accordance with a former 
order of the king [as in tins Calendar 12 Edward Iff. pa(/e S57] , as the 
abbot has informed the king that he could not have the allowance on account 
of certain assignments of divers sums to Queen Philippa on the money of the 
first year, and has besought the king to order the allowance to bo made to 
him for the second year. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 
to have allowance for lOOZ. if they shall find that he has allowed that sum 
to the abbot of Glastonbury by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to William Fraunk 25 marks for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
8 February last of 50 marks yearly to be received by the hands of the 
sheriff until the king shall provide him with 50 marks yearly for life of 
land and rent in a suitable place in the realm. 

To John de Ellerker, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Richard earl of Arundel, justice of North Wales, the arrears of his fee, both 
for the time of Robert de Hambury, sometime chamberlain there, and for 
his own time, and to pay the fee henceforth so long as he is chamberlain 
and the earl is justice. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Whereas the 
king is bound to Ralph de Ferar [iis] in idl. for his wages of war, and those 
of the men at arms whom he retained in the company of William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, for the safe custody of the march of Scotland and for 
the siege of Dunbar castle, between 1 March last and 6 June following as 
appears by a bill under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, sometime keeper 
of the wardrobe, the king has granted that Ralph shall buy 24i sacks of 
wool in the realm, load them in that port and take them to the staple of 
wool at Andewerp, and that 40.s. due on each sack for custom and subsidy 
shall be allowed to him in full payment of the said debt ; the king there- 
fore orders the collectors to take Ralph's oath that he will only take his own 
wool, and to take security that he will take the wool to the staple, and not 
elsewhere, and to permit him to load the wool and take it away, the custom 
and subsidy being allowed as aforesaid. By p.s. 

Feb. 12. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to pay to 

Westminster. .John Maurdyn, parker of the new park of Wyndesore, the arrears of his 
wages from the time of the constable's appointment, and to pay such wages 
henceforth. 



Feb. 5. 
Kennington . 



Jan. 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Jan. 26. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Jan. 20. 

iJerkhamp- 

Ktead. 



MEMBRANE 48. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to 
Master Paul de Monte Florum what is wanting of those 400 sacks of the 
king's wool which the king caused to be assigned to him in that port and 
ordered to bo delivered to him by the collectors in part payment of 2,000 
sacks of wool which the king granted to him for the great sums of money 
which he delivered to the king for his affairs, in parts beyond the sea, and 
to give Paul ships, at his own expense, to take the wool to the said parts. 
The king wishes that the assignments of wool made to Paul and William 
Dunort in that port to be in no wise retarded. By C. 

To William Muchot, sometime sheriff of Huntingdon, and to the receivers 
of the king's wool in that county. Order to cause; 00 sacks of that wool to 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Feb. 1. 
Windsor. 



Jan. 28. 

Beikhanip- 

atead. 



Jan. 29. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Jan. 28. 

lierkhamp- 

btead. 



Membrane i8—cont. 

be taken with all speed to the port of Lenne to be delivered by indenture to 
the collectors of customs there, whom the king has ordered to receive them 
and keep them safely until further orders. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Godekinus de Revle, John de Clyngynberg 
and Alvinus de Revle or their attorneys to load 80 sacks — of the 500 sacks 
which the king ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- 
fells in the port of Boston, to permit them to load and take from that port 
to parts beyond the sea without paying custom or subsidy due thereon, be- 
cause they had already paid them to the king in parts beyond the sea — in 
ships in the port of London and take them to the said parts without 
paying custom or subsidy, as they have besought the king to permit them 
to take 80 sacks from London and the remaining 420 sacks from Boston. 

By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston. Like order to permit Godekinus and the others to take 420 sacks 
from that port. The king has ordered the sherifl'of Lincoln to permit them 
to load the wool in that port. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Whereas the king 
ordered William de la Pole, his serjeant, to cause 2,900 sacks of the king's 
wool to come from England to the king to parts beyond the sea, with all 
possible speed, to be sold for the king's use, and to make certain payments 
for the king therewith, and it was ordained by the council that 2,418 sacks 
10 stones of that wool should be delivered to William, to wit 
212 sacks of co. Lincoln, 360 sacks ^ stone of co. York in the port of 
Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and the residue in other ports of the realm, where- 
fore the king ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston to 
deliver the wool to William or his attorneys to be taken to the king to the 
said parts, and they have only delivered to him 168 sacks of the wool of cos. 
Nottingham and Derby, of the 212 sacks of co. Lincoln, because certain wool 
of CO. Lincoln has not yet come to that port, as is found by their certificate 
sent into chancery, wherefore William has besought the king to order 4,4 
sacks of wool which are thus in arrear to him to be delivere<l to him of 
the wool of CO. Lincoln ; the king therefore orders the collectors to cause 
this to be done by indenture, the wool to be laded in the port of Boston 
and sent to parts beyond the sea, without William paying the 
custom and subsidy due thereon. The king has ordered the collectors in the 
port of Kyngeston to supersede the livery of the said 44 sacks. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the collectors in the port of Kyngeston. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich. Order to deliver 
to Master Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, or to his attorney. 29 
sacks of the king's wool beyond the 1,147 sacks which the king causetl to 
be assigned to him in divers ports ot the realm, of those 2,000 sacks which 
the king granted to him in part satisfaction of divers sums of money 
delivered by him on loan for the king's affairs in parts beyond the sea. the 
said wool to be taken to parts beyond the sea, and they shall permit Paul 
to take the wool to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and 
subsidy due thereon. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne. Onler to receive the 
06 sacks of wool which William Muchet, sometime sheritl" of Huntingdon, 
and the receivers of wool in tliat county, will deliver to them, and causo 
them to be delivered to Master Paul de Monte Florum. the king's clerk, or 
his attorney, beyond the 1,109 sacks 7 stones which the king assigutHl to 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



1339. 



Jan. 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Feb. 3. 
Kennington. 

Feb. 0. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 4. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 48 — co7it. 

him of the foresaid 2,000 sacks, and to permit Paul to take the wool to the 
staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy due thereon. 

By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit John Brune of Sidynghusen and Richard 
Suderland, merchants of Almain, or their attorneys, to load in ships of 
that port 60 sacks of wool of the 90 sacks — which the king ordered the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Boston 
to permit them to take from that port to the staple at Andewerp, without 
paying the custom or subsidy due thereon — and to permit them to take the 
wool to Andewerp as aforesaid, as the merchants have besought the king to 
grant that they may take 60 of the said sacks from London and the 
remaining 30 from Boston. The king has ordered the collectors at Boston 
and the sheriff of Lincoln and the takers and purveyors of wool in that 
county to permit the merchants to take the 30 sacks as aforesaid. 

By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Nicholas de la Biere, under-sheriff there, who can- 
not attend to the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford and the other receivers of the king's 
wool in those counties. Order to deliver to William Potent, chaplain, 
attorney of Master Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, 150 sacks of 
wool in canvas, in their custody at Boston, in part satisfaction of 400 sacks 
which the king ordered the collectors of customs in the port there to deliver 
by indenture to Paul or William in part payment of the 2,000 sacks granted 
to him to take to parts beyond the sea, and the attorney afterwards informed 
the king that although he delivered canvas for 150 of the 400 sacks to the 
sheriff and receivers yet they have hitherto delayed to deliver the sacks to 
the attorney. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause all the king's wool brought to that port beyond 
8790 sacks 9 stones, which the king ordered to be reserved for himself and 
others to whom assignments of wool in that port have been made, to be 
safely kept until further orders. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The collectors of custom in the port of Boston for 2,002 sacks 7 stones. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-HuU for 

1472 sacks i stone. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich for 553i sacks 1^ 

stones. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth for 1,361 

sacks 7 stones. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for 349 

sacks 8 stones- 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 
de Nortbwell, the king's clerk, who undertook to render the account of 
Robert de Tanton, deceased, for the time when he was keeper of the 
wardrobe, such wages for the time when he was attendant upon the ordering 
and rendering of the account as they shall find to have been allowed to 
Roger de Waltham or Richard de Bury, late keepers of the wardrobe, for 
rendering their accounts, in the debts in which William is bound for the 
time when he was keeper of the great wardrobe, as the king previously 







CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Membrane 48 — cont. 

ordered them to cause such allowance to be made to William, who has 
informed the king that this cannot be made in Robert's account and has 
besought the king to order allowance to be made in the said debts. By C. 

Feb. 5. To Edmund de Duresme and his fellows appointed to supervise the wool 

Berkhamp- levied for the king's use of the men of co. Essex according to the ordinance 
stead. made in the last great council at Northampton. Order to cause the 16 
stones of wool assessed by them upon John de Bousser, archdeacon of 
Essex, by reason of his lands in that county, to be allowed to him in 
recompence for the same quantity of wool taken 
Buk and his fellows appointed in that county to 
wool granted in the parliament at Westminster 
the reign, who delivered the wool to Richard 



from him by William 

levy a moiety of the 

in the 12th year of 

de Leyham and his 



fellows collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich, for the king's use, as 
is found by William's certificate sent to chancery, and the archdeacon 

such allowance to be made to him. 



has 



besought the king to order 



The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to Ralph de Bockyng and his fellows 
appointed in co. Suffolk for 18 stones of wool. 



MEMBRANE 47. 

Feb. 10. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Thomas de Birkele 

Westminster. 52/. 6.s. SiL, which it was agreed by the council should be paid to him to 
replace his horses lost at the siege of Dunbar and for money lent by him 
upon the wages of divers workmen at that siege, as may appear by three 
bills in Thomas's possession, as he says, under the seal of Walter de Weston, 
treasurer of the king's army of that siege, if they find that he has not yet 
been satisfied after viewing the said bills and payments hitherto made by 
them at the king's order. By letter of the keeper. 

Feb. 8. To the sherifi:" of Derby. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of High 

Westminster, Peak {Alto Fecco) to be elected in place of William de Gratton, deceased. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Order to account with John de Wyndesore, the king's clerk, for his expenses 
and wages in the following matters, allowing him B.s. 8(/. a day for his 
wages and 12*/. daily for each man at arms, and 8</. for each archer retained 
in the king's service by him, and to pay him what is found to be 
due beyond the sums which he has already received from the king, as 
the king appointed him and other lieges to arrest ships in ports and places 
in the liberty of the Cinque Ports, and to cause them to be preparetl for 
war and supplied with men and other necessaries to set out against the 
Scots and their allies who proposed to invade the realm, and to see that all 
of the Isle of ^\'ight were supplied with suitable arms and arrayed, and to 
pay wages as aforesaid to the men at arms and archers whom the king 
ordained to be chosen outside the island in co. Southampton and elsewhere, 
and to be sent to the island, and to do other things contained in the letters 
patent ; the king also sent John to certain abbots, priors and other men of 
religion in divers counties of the realm to receive divers jewels fixnu them 
on loan for the king's use and to show them certain secret atlairs of the 
king as was enjoined upon him by the king and council, luad the king 
gi-anted him G.s. Hi/, a day for his wages and caused divers sums t>f money 
to 1)0 delivered to hiui upon his expenses, and John has Uvsought the 
king that account nuiy be made with bun and that he may 
receive payment. ^\v C, 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



1339. 

Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 2. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 47 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to retain ten naen at arms and twenty 
archers in the castle of Winchester, which is in his custody by "the kinj^'s 
commission, in accordance with the king's ordaining by the advice of the 
council, and to pay them their wages, to wit : 12(/. daily to each man at 
arms and 3d, to each archer while they are in garrison there. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Sandwich. Order to permit Thomas de Bourne or his attorney to load 10 
sacks of wool in ships in that port and to take them thence without paying 
the custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king ordered them lately to permit 
him to take the wool to Antwerp without paying custom and subsidy, whereof 
he has paid 20 marks by the hands of William de North well, keeper of the 
wardrobe in parts beyond the sea, and the king has pardoned him the 
residue. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Like order in favour of William de la Pole, the 
king's merchant, for 300 sacks of wool and 20 lasts of hides, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him by writ of pri\'y seal, as he has paid 2 marks 
for each sack and 40.s. for each last to the king in parts beyond the sea, and 
the king has pardoned him the residue. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit 
John de Bures to load 50 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the 
staple at Andewerp, receiving security from him that he will take them there 
and not elsewhere, as the king granted that he should so take the wool in 
recompence for 100/. which he granted to him by reason of the news 
[rumonun) which he brought to the king of the birth of his son Lionel. The 
custom and subsidy are to be allowed to John in full payment of the 
said lOOZ. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause weights for the weighing of cattle of weight on which custom 
was wont to be paid in the port of Southampton, to be newly made, as they 
existed before the town was plundered by enemies from parts beyond, and 
to deliver the weights to those to whom the king committed the custody 
thereof. By C. 

[i'Wera.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
appointed John Gogh, his clerk and others to take into his hands all priories, 
hou.ses, benefices, and places of men of religion and other aliens of the power 
of the king of France, and their goods and chattels in South Wales, together 
with the debts which were owed there, and to cause those possessioiis to be 
safely kept until further orders, answering to the king for the issues of the 
lands jind places and for the goods, and John has besought the king to order 
account to be made with him in the premises and his wages to be paid, 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to audit John's account 
and cau.se 2.s. daily to be paid to him for his wages, having viewed his 
commission, and to do what pertains to the final issue of the account. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Waltham, 
Robert de Wirksop, Robert de London, Philip de Ufton and John le Ewer, 
the king's envoys, without delay, 4/. 10.s. in which the king is bound to 
them for their roVxjs and shoes (ralciatnra) between the last day of August 
in the 11th year of the reign and the last day of July following, as may 
fully appear by a bill in the envoys' possession, under the seal of Ed [mund] 
de la P>eche, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



1339. Membrane 47 — cont. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Kenuington. Order to account with Richard de Castro, the king's clerk, whom he lately 
sent to COS. Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby, for the days spent in that 
service, allowing him such wages as have been allowed to him at other 
times when he was sent on the king's service, and to pay him what is found 
to be due to him or cause it to be allowed to him in the money in which he 
is bound to the king for a prest of the wardrobe. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston- upon -Hull. Order 
to deliver to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, without delay, 400 
sacks of wool of the king's wool assigned to William Dunort in that port, to 
be taken to parts beyond the sea in part recompence of 500 sacks delivered 
to William Dunort there, and to permit William de la Pole to take that 
wool from the port to parts beyond the sea without paying the custom and 
subsidy due thereon, as the king lately caused 500 sacks to be assigned to 
him in the port of Ipswich of the 2,418 sacks 10 stones which the king 
ordered to be delivered to him in part satisfaction of the 2,900 sacks which the 
king ordered to be taken by him to parts beyond the sea, and the king 
caused those sacks when they arrived to be delivered to William Dunort, 
because 500 sacks were assigned to him in the port of Lenne, of the 2,500 
sacks which the king caused to be assigned to him in divers ports of the 
realm, for the great sums which he lent to the king, and the sacks did not 
come, wherefore it is ordained by the council with the assent of the attorney 
of William Dunort, that 500 sacks, 400 in the said port and 100 in the port 
of Boston, of the wool assigned to him, shall be delivered to William de la 
Pole in recompence as aforesaid. The king has sent a like order to the 
collectors in the port of Boston for the remaining 100 sacks. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Richard Talbot, 
who has undertaken the custody of BerAvick- upon -Tweed and the justice- 
ship of the town and of all the king's lands in Scotland from the 
Purification last until Trinity next with 50 men at arms, himself a 
banneret, and 8 knights with 100 archers, the men at arms receiving the 
accustomed wages of war and the archers Sd. daily, 100/. in part payment 
of the wages and another 100/. at Easter, and at Trinity what is then 
found to be due to him for such wages, if he then has that custody, or to 
cause an assignment therefor to be made to him, in accordance with the 
terms of an indenture made between Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester, keeper of England, and Richard. By C. 

Feb. 24. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de 

Westminster. Shirburn, whom Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, has put in his place to 

exercise the office of coroner in that city, receiving John's oath of good 

behaviour, as Hugh is attendant upon the king's affairs in divers parts of 

the realm. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 46 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 84/. O.^. Til. 

Kennington. to the abbot of St. Albans in part paymout of 80/. Is. 2ii/. for the torui of 
St. Andrew last, in which he is bound to the king for the second year of 
the triennial tenth granted by the clergy in the diocese of Lincoln, if it is 
found that the 84/. Os. 7</. are due by the king to the ablH.)t for \\\h>1 tjiken 
from him by John lo FuUere of IJerkhaiustedo for the king's use, as the 
abbot has besought the king to order this to be done. By C. 



% 



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9 



1839. 

Feb. 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Feb. 3. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 46 — cont. 

To the same. Order to allow 1081. 20d. to the sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk if they find that he has paid that sum to Nicholas Bonde, attorney of 
Robert de Ufibrd, earl of Suffolk, by the king's order, of the arrears of 
2161. 3.S. Ad. which the earl receives yearly at the exchequer. By C. 

To the receivers of the king's wool in co. Somerset. Order to receive by 
indenture all the wool which the abbot of Glastonbury will deliver to them 
of the wool granted in the parliament at Westminster, and cause it to be 
taken with other wool received by them to the port of London with 
all speed, to be delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there. 

ByC. 

To Constantino de Mortuo Mari and his fellows, surveyors and takers of 
wool for the king's use in co. Norfolk. Order to supersede the levying of 
wool of Simon, bishop of Ely, by reason of his temporalities in that county, 
because he has paid the wool which he is bound to deliver by reason of those 
temporalities, according to the grant made in the parliament at 
Westminster. By C. 

To the abbot of Eynesham, collector in the archdeaconry of Northamp- 
ton, Bedford and Buckingham, of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy 
of the pro^'i^ce of Canterbury. Order to cause that tenth to be levied of 
those who have letters of acquittance of the tenths and fifteenths and other 
contributions, from the king and his father and from others, except those 
to whom the king has given respite and those whom the king wishes to be 
quit thereof by his grant, notwithstanding the letters of acquittance, 
because the king needs great quantities of money for his affairs, the 
defence of the realm and the recovery of his rights and in consideration of 
this necessity he has ordained with the advice of the council that such 
letters of acquittance shall be revoked. By C. 

The like to the following : 

The prior of Bernewelle, collector in the diocese of Ely. 
The collector in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
William de Northwell, late keeper of the great wardrobe, has shown the 
king that although he rendered his final account for the wardrobe and 
delivered at the exchequer the names of those to whom the king was bound 
in divers sums, yet because divers writs of liberate to pay certain sums to 
him, and other writs for payment to divers creditors whose names are noted 
in the account, are not yet paid, the treasurer, barons and chamberlains 
distrain him to answer for such sums, whereupon he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to inspect the said writs and payments, to cause the payments of sums 
contained in the writs to be deducted and the writs endorsed so that no 
further payment shall be made by virtue of the writs, and the king wishes 
satisfaction to be made for the outstanding debts as follows, that before any 
satisfaction is made to a creditor noted in the account, the account shall be 
viewed and the sum to be paid shall then be subtracted from the surplus 
contained in the account, and the bill or other deed which the creditor had 
shall be received there, delivered at the king's receipt and remain condemned 
there, and express mention of the payment or allowance shall be made in 
the exchecper rolls, and the king does not wish Williuni to be charged with 
any payments or allowances made upon the surplus of this account. The 
king furthers orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to cause the 
preiniaea to be observed and enrolled. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Fob. 5. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 25. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 40 — ctmt. 

To the sheriff of Lincohi and the other receivers of the king's wool in that 
county. Order to permit John de Molyns or his attorney to have 15 sacks 
of the king's wool without delay and to take them to Andewerp without 
paying custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him for his good service and the damage which he suffered by the sinking of 
some of his wool in the last passage of the king's wool to parts beyond the 
sea. Byp.s. [11487.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Leuesham 
and John Corour, who were lately staying in garrison at Edenburgh castle 
in the company of John de Stryvelyn, late keeper of the castle, 6/. without 
delay in full satisfaction of 8/.3.s. 6*/., in which the king is bound to them for 
their wages between the last day of August in the 11th year of the reign, and 
18 March following, as may appear by a bill in their possession under the 
seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe, as they say, and 
they are about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, and 
have remitted to the king 436-. 6</. of the said sum. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne. Order to cause the 
500 sacks of wool, which the king assigned to William Dunort in that port 
and ordered to be delivered to him by them, to be taken to parts beyond the 
sea, to be put in sacks and packed, loaded in ships in that port and delivered 
to John Cole, William's attorney, by indenture, to be taken to the said 
parts. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Hertford of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to supersede the exaction made on 
Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king's son, by reason of 
his lands, goods and chattels in Great Berkhampstede, provided that the 
tenth and fifteenth be levied of the other men and tenants in that town, as 
the king has learned that they intend to levy a mark of him for the said 
cause. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Whereas William de Northwell, late keeper of the great wardrobe, delivered 
two bills under his seal, one of 145/. 13.v. 4(/. and the other of 54/. Qs. Sd., 
to Thomas de Swanlond, merchant of London, for cloth bought from him 
for the king's use and paid the money to Thomas afterwards, the bills not 
being restored as may appear by the letters of acquittance in William's 
possession wherefore William has besought the king to order the bills to be 
received and condemned, the king orders the treasurer, barons and 
chamberlains to view the letters of acquittance, and if they find that 
Thomas was satisfied for the said sums, then to receive the bills from him 
and cause them to be annulled. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order to permit William de Felton, constable of 
Rokesburgh castle, or his attorney, to loatl 100 sacks of wool in that jxn-t and 
take them to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy 
due thereon, as the king has granted this, so that the custom and subsidy 
shall bo allowed to William upon the wages of the men at arms, holvlers 
and archers staying in the castle. By C. 



MEMBRAXK 45. 

Feb. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Onior to cause the 

>\'estmiu8ter. 3 sacks of wool bought by Adam de Wileby, late eschoator in cos. llert)fonl. 



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1339. Membrane 45 — cont. 

Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales 
and guardian of the bishopric of Worcester when void and in the king's 
hands, which they received from the receivers of wool in co. Northampton, 
to be delivered to Master Paul de Monte Florum or his attorney, beyond 
the 1,175 sacks 7 stones which the king ordered to be delivered to him of 
2,000 sacks granted to him to take to parts beyond the sea, in part payment 
of the money lent by him to the king and to permit the attorney to take the 8 
sacks to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy due 
thereon. By C. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Kent and other receivers of wool in that county- 

Westminster. Order to deliver the 29 sacks of wool which they received from William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, to Master Paul de Monte Florum or his 
attorney, by indenture, in recompence for 29 sacks of the king's wool which 
the king ordered to be delivered to him by the collectors of customs in the 
port of Sandwich, in part satisfaction of the said 2,000 sacks, the collectors 
having certified in chancery that the said 29 sacks are not in their custody. 
The king has ordered the collectors to supersede the livery of the 29 sacks 
to Paul or his attorney. By C. 

Feb. 25. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to cause two ships called 'la 

Kennington. Trinite' of Southampton of which Adam Bryan is master, and '/a Nicholas' 
of Calchesworth of which Robert Wylde is master, to be dearrested and 
delivered to the merchants of the society of the Bardi, and to permit them to 
take the wool, which they are about to send to Gascony by the king's 
licence, to the said parts, provided that the merchants shall not take wool 
out of the realm without the king's licence, as the merchants freighted the 
ships in that port, and they are arrested by the mayor and bailiffs for the 
king's service, wherefore the merchants have besought the king to order 
them to be dearrested. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to John 
Crabbe, as they shall see fit, a part of the sum of 23/. 19s. lid. in which 
the king is bound to him for surveying the construction of certain engines 
and hoardings (liurdis) for the siege of Dunbar castle and for providing other 
things necessary for these, both for his own wages and for other expenses 
incurred by him in the premises, as may appear by a bill under the seal of 
Walter de Weston, sometime chamberlain of Berwick-upon-Tweed, since 
John is about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond the sea. 

ByC. 

To the same. Order to give payment or a competent assignment for 
160/. lO.s. to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, as the king ordered 
Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, keeper of England, and 
others of the council, by William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and 
other envoys in his company, sent to England, to cause so secure a guard 
to be placed in Dover castle that no danger could happen there, and the 
earl of Huntingdon, constable of the said castle, by reason of that order, 
expended in wages and other necessaries between 7 October last and the 
Purification following, 260/. lOs., as may appear by the particulars in a 
schedule in letters of the keeper sent to chancery, of which sum 100/. have 
been paid to the earl. By letter of the keeper. 

Vacated hecauM it was mirrenflered and is otherwise below. 

Feb. 10. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 

WestminBter. release from prison without dfday Peter de Sesers and William Perruk of 

Catalonia {Catelon), merchants, who were imprisoned in the Tower on account 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminstei" 



Feb. 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 45 — cont. 

of suspicion against them, because certain earls and magnates of the reahii 
have testified before the council in the present parliament that Peter and 
William are altogether guiltless of the said suspicion, and that they have 



conducted themselves well hitherto. 



ByC. 



To Robert FitzPayn, Richard Lovel and the sheriff of Dorset. Repetition 
of a previous order not to intermeddle further with the custody of the island 
of Portlond, as the king hearing that his enemies proposed to invade the 
island, ordered Elizabeth de Burgo, lady thereof, to cause it to be provided 
with men at arms, archers and other armed men, and also with victuals, 
and to provide for the safety of the island the king appointed Robert and 
the others to choose in that county men at arms, archers and others, for 
the safecustody of the island, and to supply them with victuals of Elizabeth's 
goods in the island, whilst the danger was imminent ; and Elizabeth 
afterwards informed the king that she wished to provide for the safe 
custody of the island herself, and now the king has learned from her plaint 
that although she is charged with the custody and has caused the island to 
be sufficiently provided with men at arms, archers and others, yet Robert 
and the others hinder her from exercising the custody under colour of their 
commission. 

To the collector in the archdeaconry of Nottingham of the triennial 
tenth granted by the clergy. Order to supersede the demand made on the 
abbess and nuns of the Minorites without Algate, London, by reason of 
their possessions, as on 24 May last the king pardoned them the said tenth 
and the tenth and fifteenth last granted, in consideration of their depressed 
condition. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Queen Isabella the 500/. assigned to her in that port together with the 
arrears thereof from 11th August, in the 11th year of the reign, for life or 
until she is provided with 1,500/. of land and rent yearly in the realm, for 
life, notwithstanding any assignments made to William de la Pole, the 
king's merchant, so that no payment shall be made to him or to any other 
until the queen is satisfied, as the late king assigned to her 
at the church door, when he married her, certain castles, manors 
and lands to the value of 4,500/. yearly as her dower, and afterwanls 
she rendered these into the present king's hands with her other lands, at 
his request and that of the prelates, earls, barons and other magnates of 
the realm, and subsequently the king assigned to her divers manors and 
lands to the value of 8,000/. yearly for life, and on the 11th August the 
king, wishing to supply what was lacking of the aforesaid 4,500/., granted 
her 1,500/. yearly from the customs, to wit, 500/. in the port of London, 
500/. in the port of Boston, 500/. in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, to be 
received for life by the hands of the collectors there, and it is the king's in- 
tention that she shall receive this from the subsidy granted by native and 
alien merchants and from the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells ; and 
now the king has learned from the queen that she cannot receive this gram 
by reason of certain assignments made upon these customs to certain 
persons. By p.s. [11482.] 

The like to the collectors in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. 

By the siuue writs. 



The like to the collectors in the port of Boston. 



By the same writ. 



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1339. 

Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster, 



Feb. 14. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 44. 

To the sheriflf of York. Order to expend up to 40Z. in repairing the 
defects in the king's pond and mills of Fosse, co. York, by the view and 
testimony of William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, 
or of his deputy. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regarder for Henry earl of 
Lancaster's forest of Pykering to be elected in place of William de Bard, 
who is blind. 

To the same. Like order to elect a regarder for the same forest in place of 
John de Bulmere, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Stonore, chief justice of the Common Bench. Order to 
deliver the rolls, writs, fines, records, processes and other memoranda in 
his custody of the late king's time, to the treasurer and chamberlains, by 
indenture, to be kept in the treasury, as the king has ordered them to 
receive the said rolls, etc. By C. 



Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains. 



ByC. 



To Adam de Stayngreve, keeper of the rolls and writs in the Common 
Bench. Order to deliver the said rolls, etc. to the treasurer and chamber- 
lains, by indenture. By C. 



To the treasurer and chamberlains. 
to be kept in the treasury. 



Order to receive them from Adam, 

ByC. 



To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to restore to William ythe More of 
Sutton Colfeld, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into 
the king's hands upon his being indicted for the crime of the theft of a 
heifer at Sutton Colefeld before the king at Warrewyk, as he purged his 
innocence before Simon, late bishop of Worcester, to whom he was delivered 
in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent or to him who sup- 
plies his place in Shirwode forest. Order to permit John de Wyne to hold a 
certain pasture of Fulwode in Penkeston and Normanton, cos. Nottingham 
and Derby, which are near the town of Kirkeby co. Nottingham, and the 
bounds and places contained in the charter of Henry III and not to inter- 
meddle further therewith, as Henry III confirmed by charter the perambu- 
lation of the forest in co. Nottingham made by his order and granted that 
the perambulation was contained in the following bounds, beginning at the 
ford of Conyngeswath, ascending towards the east by the water called 
Modeine to the town called Warsop and ascending thence by the same 
water to the park of Pleseleye and then by the same water to Heytrebrigge, 
turning off by the high road of Nottingham to the bridge of Mulneford and 
then ascending to MammesheVed, and then between the fields of Herdewyk 
and Kirkeby and the moor of Kyrkeby to the angle called Nonneker, 
and lately at John's suit showing that he had the said pasture which is a 
league and more from the field of Kirkeby, which is the bound of Shirwode 
forest and without the bounds of the forest, yet the keeper and other minis- 
ters of that forest, pretending that the pasture is in the forest, have 
compelled him to pay a cu.stom called ' wardefet ' for his cattle in that 
pasture, and he besought the king to provide a remedy, and the king 
appointed Jloger Hillary and Roger de Baukwell to take an inquisition on 
the matter, and by the inquisition taken in the presence of Thomas de 
Longevylers, supplying the keeper's place in the forest of Shirewode and of 



14 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 

Kennington 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 44 — cont. 

other ministers of that forest, it is founil that the pasture is not within the 
bounds contained in the said perambulation and it is without Shirwode 
forest. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver a moiety 
of the manors of Toft Mouachorum and Hadesco to Walter de Stafford, 
together with the issues thereof, as the escheator showed that he had taken 
the moiety into the king's hands because he was informed that Walter who 
held it of the abbot of Preaux, an alien, whose fees are in the king's hands, 
by knight's service, was dead, and Walter, appearing in chancery, has 
besought the king to cause the moiety to be delivered to him. 

To the sheriff* of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of -John Marowe, of Leycestre, who is so sick and broken 
by age that he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Richard Talbot, keeper of Berwick-upon-Tweed, 
the arrears of his wages and those of the men with him in garrison there, 
and for replacing his horses lost in the king's service from 11 July last 
and to pay him what is due, as the king previously ordered them to do this 
[as at page 2 above] , and now the king has learned from him that they 
have delayed to do so because it is not ascertained what wages the archers 
ought to receive, and it has been testified before the king by Anthony de 
Lucy, late keeper of the town, that the archers are wont to receive 3</. daily 
for their wages. By C. 

To the same. Order to pay to Stephen de Bitterle, the king's yeoman 
and sergeant-at-arms, who stayed by the king's order in the company of 
Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, keeper of England, from 
4 October last until now, being attendant upon his person, the accustomed 
wages, to wit, 12'/. daily from the said 4 October, and to pay such wages so 
long as he is in the duke's company. By letter of the keeper. 



To the sheriff" of Cambridge. 



Order to pay to Master Thomas Powys, 
keeper of the scholars whom the king maintains by his alms in the 
university of Cambridge, the arrears of the two robes yearly, one with fur 
and one with linen, which the king granted to him as long as he should be 
keeper, as Master John de Langetoft, the late keeper, was wont to receive 
them, and to pay such robes henceforth as long as he is sheriff and 
Thomas is keeper. By p.s. 

To the sheriff" of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Tothill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

By the testimony of Thomas de Wak. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a tally to 
be made for Henry de Percy of 200/. of the sums which he owes 
to the king for the custody and term granted to him as 
follows, if 200/. are found to be owing to him. as lately, m 
exchange for the castle and pele of Loghmaban and Annandale {^rallis Ananil) 
in Scotland and all the lands pertaining thereto, which he held by the grant 
of I'Mwaid de Balliolo, king of Scotland, to the value of l.tKX) marks yearly 
and which Henry rendered to the king with the assent of the late parliamout 
at Westminster, the king granted to liim the castle and constableship of the 
town of Jeddeworth and the towns of Ji>ddeworth, lU>ndeiddofonl and 
Hassynden and the forest of .lediU-worth and all the laiuls ivrtainmg 
thereto, to the value of 100 marks yearly, and with the consent of th« 



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15 



1339. 



Feb. 15. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 44 — cont. 

prelates, earls, barons and others, the king granted him 500 marks yearly of 
the custom of Berwick-upon-Tweed to be received by the hands of the 
collectors there, and the custody of Berwick castle, receiving for that custody 
100 marks yearly in time of peace, and 200^. in time of war, to hold until 
he should be provided with 500 marks of land or rent yearly, and now he 
has besought the king to order 200^. which are in arrear to him of the said 
fee, to be allowed to him in divers sums in which he is bound at the 
exchequer for the custody of two parts of the lands which belonged to 



Robert le Fitz Wauter and for the ferm of the manor of Corbrigg. 



ByC. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 13 November 
m the 11th year of the reign the king sold and granted to Ralph de Nevill by 
letters patent under the exchequer seal, the marriage of William son and heir 
of Roger de Huntyngfeld, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and 
the custody of all Roger's lands, rendering at the exchequer at the king's 
will 300 marks for the marriage and 2,200 marks for the custody, and 
afterwards on 4 May last, the king granted to him by the advice of 
the council for a sum of money, the custody of all Roger's lands 
to hold until the heir should come of age, together with 
the marriage of the heir, and now Ralph has besought 
the king to provide for his indemnity, as he may be aggrieved at future 
times to render the 2200 marks by reason of the letters under the 
exchequer seal ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
cancel these letters, if Ralph restores them. By C. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made on Ralph for 
rendering the queen's gold for the said custody and marriage pending a plea 
between the king and Henry earl of Lancaster, Hugh earl of Gloucester and 
others who assert that Roger held his lands of them and not in chief, to 
deraign the custody and marriage out of the king's hands. By C. 



.Tan. 28. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 43. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Order 
to cause 40s. a sack to be allowed to Geofifrey Hakun of Northcave, of his 
wool taken out of that port when the passage of wool is open to all, or when 
he has special licence from the king, until 64/. 9s. have been fully allowed to him 
and to cause the king's letters patent to him to be endorsed with these 
allowances, and to receive his letters of acquittance, provided that they take 
his oath or that of his attorney, that he will take his own wool only and 
will commit no fraud, and will take the wool to the staple at Andewerp and 
not elsewhere, as the king being lately bound to -John de Thornton, of 
Beverley in 267/. 5s. 1(L for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea in the king's 
name for his use, as appears in an indenture between .Tohn and Reginald de 
Conductu and .Tohn de la Pole, supplying the place of William de la Pole, who 
were deputed to receive the king's wool there, granted to John on 12 May last, 
that he should have allowance of that sum in the custom and subsidy which 
he ought to pay of his wool taken out of the port of Kyngeston after St. Peter 
ad Vincula last, and now .Tohn has restored the letters patent to chancery 
to be cancelled and has acknowledged before Michael de Wath, the king's 
clerk, that 70/. 14.s. 2il. are owing to Robert Peper of Northdalton, 64/. 9.s. 
to Geoffrey Ilukun of Northcave, and 33/. 6.s. 8^/. to .John de Gaynford of 
Beverley for such wool bought from them by -Tohn for the king's use, and 
the remaining 98/. 15.s. ;V. are reserved to .John do Thorneton, who besought 



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Membrane 43 — eont. 



Feb. 4. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 18. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



March 1. 
Byfleet. 



the king to order satisfaction to be done to himself and the others, as 
Michael has testified before the king in chancery, and the king has granted 
that Geofifrey shall have allowance as aforesaid. 

The following have like allowances in the following ports, to wit : — 
Robert for 101. 14.s. %l. in Kyngeston-upon-Hull. 
Geoffrey for QU. ds. in the same. 
John de Gaynford for S3l. 6s. 8d. in the same. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order in favour 
of John le Fullere of Berkhamsted, to whom the king is bound in 
246/. ITn. 1(/. for his wool, who has restored the king's letters to chancery, 
showing that 34L Os. Id. are owing to the abbot of St. Albans for wool 
bought of him by John, that he shall have allowance for the residue in the 
port of London. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Like 
order in favour of Walter de Kelsterne of York, to whom the king is bound 
in 432L 4s. 8r/., and who bought wool of John de Loteryngton for 
432^ 4s. 8(i., to give John allowance for that sum in the port of Kyngeston- 
upon-Hull. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Robert de Denton for 46Z. 18s. 5(/. 
showing that Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole, supplying the 
place of William de la Pole, received wool of William de la Pole of 
Kyngeston-upon-Hull, merchant, to the value of 3,474/. 12s., William 
having asserted in chancery that he bought wool of Thomas Gouk for 286/., 
of William Caiser for 106Z. 5s. 5d., of William Bargaygne for 408/. 12s. 3(/., 
of John de Manby for 808/. 6s. 3(/., of John de^Bole for 26/. 17s. 8</., of 
Henry de Manfield for 25/. 15s. 5(/., of Robert de Denton for 76/. 18s. 5(/., and 
of Laurence Conrad for 201/. 4s. Id., William having besought the king to 
cause allowance for the said sums and residue to be made as aforesaid to 
Thomas and the others and to William, and Robert shewed that he bought 
wool of Robert Darcy of co. Lincoln, knight, for 30/., and the king has 
granted that the remaining 46/. 18s. 5d. shall be allowed to him in the port 
of Kyngeston. By the keeper and C. 

Like order to the same collectors for Robert Darcy for the said 80/. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of William Bargayne for 228/. 19s., to 
whom the king granted allowances on 12 INIay last for 408/. 12>:. Sd., as he 
bought part of his wool of John Jurdan of Retford for 179/. 18s. 8</. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the same collectors for John Jurdan for 179/. 13s. 3*/. 

By the keeper and 0. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Whereas the king is 
bound to William de Stanos of London in 241/. for his wool stMit to j>arts 
beyond the sea, as is contained m an indenture between ban and Uegituild 
de Conductu and John de la Pole, supplying the place of William de la Pole, 
and on 12 May last the king granted that William should have alli>wani.'o of 
that sum in the custom and subsidy due on his own wool taken out of that 
port after St. Peter ad Vincula last, under the form eontainwl in other 
letters patent concerning such allowances, until the said su»u should U» 
fully allowed to him, and now it is ordained by the king's council in |>arts 
beyond the seas, that all merchants who have such letters of lUlowance. shall 



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Feb. 6. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 6. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 43 — cont. 

pay 20.S. a sack for custom and subsidy in ports where the wool is laden until 
Michaelmas next, and that the residue shall be allowed to them, and that the 
entire custom and subsidy shall be allowed to them after that feast, the king 
therefore orders the collectors to receive 20.s. from William on sacks taken 
out before Michaelmas next, and cause the remaining 20s. to be allowed 
to him, to cause the allowances to be endorsed, and to receive his letters of 
acquittance, provided that they take his oath that he will take nothing but 
his own wool and to the staple at Antwerp only. By K. and C. 

Vacated because it ivas surrendered and William and William Box have other 
ivrits for that sum in the said port and in the port of Boston, which are enrolled 
below. 

To the same. Like order for the same for 178Z. 15.s. 2^(/. as Reginald de 
Conductu and John de la Pole received wool from Robert de Weston, of 
Shrewsbury, merchant, and William de Stanes of London, to the value of 
357Z. 10s. 5^/., and Richard de Weston and Robert de Golden, chaplain, 
executors of Robert's will, and William have asserted in chancery that 178Z. 
15s. 2^/. are due to Richard and Robert de Golden and to John del Tour 
and Hugh le Dunfowe, of Shrewsbury, executors of the said will, and the 
remaining 178L ISs. 2i(/. are due to William. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below, under date the 
6th March. 

To John de EUerker, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Edward de Sancto Johanne ' le Neveu ' to whom, on 21 August in the 11th 
year of the reign, the king committed the custody of Conewey castle, to hold 
during good behaviour, receiving the customary wages and fees, the arrears 
of his fee from the said day both for the time when Robert de Hambury was 
chamberlain there and for his own time and to pay such fees henceforth so 
long as he is chamberlain and Edward holds the office. 



Jan. 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Jan. 27. 

Berkharnp- 
stcad. 

Jan. 28. 
WeHtminster. 



Feb. 6. 
KenningU^n. 



MEMBRANE 42. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to 
permit William Pylet of Screkyngton, or his attorneys, to lade 80 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, 
allowing him the custom and subsidy due thereon in full satisfaction 
of 22QI. in which the king is bound to him for wool bought from him by 
WiUiam de Folkyngham of Sletford and sent to parts beyond the sea as 
appears by an indenture made between William and Reginald de Conductu and 
John de la Pole, in accordance with the king's grant to William, receiving 
security from him that he will take the wool to the said staple, as William 
has remitted GGl. of the said sum to the king, and has besought the king to 
grant him licence to take the wool as aforesaid. By C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of John Penneson of Halton for 
121^ sacks Of stones, to whom the king was bound in 2idl. Ss. lOd. for 
such wool. By C. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Boston for Laurence Conrad for 
20H. 4.S. Id. in which the king is bound to him for such wool, to take 
1(X)^ sacks and 2^ stones of wool. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Like order for that port in favour of John Aunger of 
Salisbury for 270^ sacks 3 stones of wool as the king is bound to him in 
541/, rjH. 2il. for his wool. By p.s. 



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Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 42 — co7it. 

The like to the same for Robert de Wodeford and John Aunger of 
Salisbury for 47 sacks of wool, as the king is bound to them in 94/. for 
their wool. By the same writ. 

The like to the same collectors for Robert de Wodeford for 515 sacks 
12 stones of wool, as the king is bound to him in 1080/. 19s. for his 
wool. By the same writ. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
supersede the distraint made on the prior or keeper and the leperous women 
of the hospital of Bradelegh to find two men at arms or others for that 
custody, as the king has learned from them that the possessions of the 
house are not sufficient to maintain them without outside help, and they 
have besought the king to have consideration of their indigence. 

By the keeper and C. 



1339. 

Feb. 22. 
Kennint'ton. 



1338. MEMBRANE 41. 

Nov. G. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Mary, 

Kennington. late the wife of Thomas earl of Norfolk and marshal of England 220 marks 
which the king granted to her beyond the 120/. previously granted for the 
earl's funeral, in the 800/. acknowledged to the king for the goods and 
chattels of the earl, as it was agreed by the council that 120/. of those goods 
should be delivered to the countess for the funeral expenses, and sub- 
sequently the king caused all the remaining goods to be delivered to her, 
for which she, Thomas Latymer, knight, and John Germye, knight, made a 
recognisance for 300/. to the king. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to intermeddle further with the priory 
of Horton in that county, which is a cell of the priory of Lewes, as is said, 
restoring the issues to the prior, as lately at the prior's suit showing that he 
is an Englishman and has never made any apiiortiini or tax to any religious 
house beyond the sea, and that the priory and its possessions were 
never taken into the king's hands with the possessions of alien men of 
religion, yet the priory has been taken into the king's hands as an alien 
priory and the prior has besought the king to order his hand to be amoved 
therefrom, wherefore the king ordered the sheriti' to take an inquisition 
upon the matter, by which it is found that William de Warenna. son of 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, the present prior, was born in England 
in Conesburgh castle, co. York, and neither he nor his predecessors have 
made any apportnm, tax or service {intendeneiam) to any religious house 
beyond the sea. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamlvrlains. 

Keiuiiiiyton. Order to account with John de l>oklond for the time when he had the 
custody of Southampton and for his wages and those of the men at arms 
and archers retained by him there, and to give him payment or an assign- 
ment for what is found to he due to him, as on 10 Movemlvr last the king 
committed to him and to John de Palton the said town, whu-h had Uvn 
taken into the king's hands for certain causes, to guard it against invasion 
and to guard its goods during pleasure, and John has besought tho king to 
order account to be mado with liirn, as iuimodiatolv he hoard of the com- 
mission he prepared himself to arms and went to the town aiul has 
remained continuously there, retaining no suuill number of men at arms 
and archers there. l>y C 

Tho like to the same for John de Palton. 



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1339. 

Feb. 25. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 21. 
Kennington. 



March 1. 
Kennington. 



March 1. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 41 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause all lampreys (lampredos) 
found in that bailiwick to be bought and delivered by indenture to Master 
William de la Marche, the king's serjeant, whom the king has ordered to 
receive them and send them to the king to parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to deliver to the prior of the friars preachers whom the king 
maintains by his alms at Langele a tun of wine for the celebration of divine 
service there, without delay. By the keeper and C. 

To the arrayers of men at arms, archers and others in co. Oxford. 
Order to be attendant upon Richard, earl of Antndel, and his fellows, the 
chief keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton, in things which 
pertain to that custody, and send to them the men chosen and arrayed by 
them in co. Oxford, as often as hostile attacks are expected in co. South- 
ampton, and as the arrayers are forewarned by the said keepers. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Amicia late the wife of John de Blyton of Lincoln 128 acres of land and 
12 acres of meadow in Canewyk, because the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John and Amicia, at John's death, held that land 
and meadow jointly for themselves and the heirs male of their bodies by a 
fine levied in the king's court, and that the premises are held of the king 
in chief by knight's service. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 
de Kyngeston, the king's clerk, for every day from 24 December last until 
20 February following, in his account, such wages as they shall find were 
allowed to him for the time when he was appointed to pay wages to mariners 
for the king's passage, as the king lately sent him from London to the 
parts of Ipswich and Great Yarmouth to pay wages to the English and 
Welsh archers and their leaders, whom the king ordered to assemble at the 
aforesaid places and to set out thence to parts beyond the sea, of those 400Z. 
which the king previously caused to be delivered to him upon such wages, 
and he was engaged in that service during the time aforesaid as the king is 
fully informed. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or an 
assignment to be made to William de Kelleseye, chancellor of Berwick upon 
Tweed, for Sll. 1Q(L, as the king is bound to him in 111. 5.s. i<L of his fee of 
501. for that office, from 4 January in the 11th year of the reign, until 29 
November following, and also in 251. IG.s. for the wages of six men at arms 
retained by him in garrison there by the ordinance of the council, from 30 
November last until 2.S February following, each man at arms receiving 12r/. 
daily as appears by two bills in William's possession, under the seals of 
Walter de Weston, late chamberlain of Berwick, and Robert de Tughalc, the 
present chamberlain, respectively. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Mary 
late the wife of Thomas, earl of Norfolk, HOI. for her quarantine beyond the 
220 marks whicb the king granted her for the funeral expenses of the earl, 
in the 800/. for which she and others made a recognisance with the king 
[an atjf/vr'] as it is provided in Ma<ina darta that a widow shall remain in 
her husband's chief messuage for forty days after his death, within wliich 
time her dower shall be assigned and she shall have her reasonable estover, 
in the mean time, of the common, and the countess has besought the king to 
order such allowance to be made to her. By p.s. and C. 



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Feb. 25. 
Kennington. 



]\[enibrani' 41 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Laurence who is so sick and broken by age that 
he cannot attend to the duties of the office. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston- upon -Hull. Order 
to receive from William le Koc, of Radoclyve upon Trent, 20s. a sack for 
custom and subsidy on his wool taken from that port before ^Michaelmas 
next, and to allow the remaining 20s. a sack to him until he is satisfied for 
176Z. Bs. 2(1. in which the king is bound to him for his wool sent to parts 
beyond the sea, according to the ordinance of the council made in the said 
parts, if they find that he has not hitherto had any allowance for such custom 
and subsidy ; provided that they take his oath that he will only take his 
own wool and to the staple of Andewerp. By the keeper and C. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 40. 

Feb. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to the 

Westminster, abbot and monks of Redyng, without delay, a stamp for halfpennies and 
another for farthings, as the king granted them by charter a mint and a 
stampage at Redyng to coin sterlings halfpennies, and farthings there and 
ordered the treasurer and barons to cause a stamp for each of these to be 
made and delivered without delay, and although the stamp for sterlings has 
been delivered, the other stamps, which the king caused to come into chancery 
and afterwards delivered to the treasurer and barons in a bag under the 
chancellor's seal, have not yet been delivered. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit John 
de Molyns or his attorney to lade 15 sacks of the king's wool in that port 
and take them to Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy due 
thereon in accordance with the king's grant to him for his good service and 
expenses and damages to his wool lost in the last passage of the king's 
wool to parts beyond the sea. The king has ordered the sheriff of Lincoln 
and the receivers of wool in that county to deliver 15 sacks to John or his 
attorney. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Henry de Percy for rendering 1620 boards of ' Estland ' 
or the price thereof, as he has complained to the king showing that although 
certain of such boards were not delivered to him when the castle of 
Berwick-upon-Tweed was delivered to him by indenture by the king's 
commission yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge him therewith, 
because it is found in the account of Robert de Tughale, for the time when 
he was chamberlain of r>erwick, that Robert paid 1(5/. to Patrick do Dunbar, 
earl of March, for 1020 boards demised, by the earl in that castle at the time 
of its surrender, and the king has learned by trustworthy testimony that the 
boards were used by his order in repairing the great hall of the castle and 
other houses and the tower broken by the shots of the king's engines during 
the siege of Berwick. By C. 

Fob. 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells m the port 

Kennington. of London. Order to permit Arnald de Duro Forti to take 20 sacks of wool 
from that port in ships of parts beyond to the staple at Andewerp, receiMiig 
40.S. a sack for custom and subsidy and taking seminty that ho will not take 
the wool elsewhere, according to the king's grant to huu. as the kiu^ 
previously granted tliat he should take the wot>l from the jx^rt of Soiithanip 
ton to Louibarily, I'lorence or Rome, anil ludered the collectors of the 



Feb. 16. 
Kennington. 



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1339. Membrane 40 — cont. 

custom of wool, hides and wool-fells at that port to permit him to do this, 
and the king has learned from Arnald that he has not hitherto been able to 
do this owing to hindrances and he has besought the king to permit him 
to take the wool to Andewerp. By C. 

March 1 . To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Kennington. Order to give payment or an assignment to Michael Mynyot, late the king's 
butler, for 1000 marks provided they do not make allowance therefor to 
the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells and of the subsidy 
in the port of London, as the king ordered the collectors to pay 1000^. to 
Michael of the first money of the custom and subsidy, upon the expenses of 
his office, and they could not do this, as they have certified to the council, 
and they surrendered the writ to chancery to be cancelled. 
Vacated because it was surrendered. 

March 6. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Kennington. further with a toft and three shops in Westminster, as by a fine which 
Bonaventure Benyntende of Florence made with the king, the king granted 
licence to John le Clerk of Northall to give the toft and shops, which are 
held in chief, to Bonaventure and Wymarce his wife with reversion to John, 
and it appears by a charter shown in chancery that John granted the toft 
and shops to Bonaventure and Wymarce. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Nicholas de la Beche, 
constable of the Tower of London, 2d. a day for the wages of William le 
Fleccher, staying in the king's service in the Tower, from ]\lichaelmas last 
until now, and to pay such wages henceforth as long as William is in that 
service. By C. 

March 7. To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Kennington. William de Herle, to whom the king has given respite for his homage until 
Michaelmas next, two parts of the manors of Angerton and Hedon on the 
Wall, CO. Northumberland, delivering the issues thereof to him, as the king 
has learned by an inquisition taken by John IMoryn, late escheator beyond 
Trent, that Annora late the wife of John de Lancastre held no lands at her 
death in her demesne as of fee, but that she held for life with John, by a 
fine levied in the late king's court by William's grant, moieties of the said 
manors, with reversion thereof to William, and that the moieties of the 
manors with certain tenements in Htiford, Ryddyng, Bromhalgh, Spiriden, 
Thornburgh, Sessynghop, Neubigging, Birkenside, Bhottele and Slaveley 
in that county, which tenements, except the moieties of the manors, 
William now holds, are held in chief as of the crown by the service of a 
moiety of a barony, to wit by the service of 1^ knights' fees and of rendering 
'd'Sa. 4'/. yearly to ward of the castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and of 
rendering 16.s. yearly to cornage, and of rendering 9s. 6'/. yearly at the 
exchequer of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for fines of court at the two feasts of 
St. Cuthbert. By C. 

Feb. 16. To Thomas Gouk and James Cayser, sometime collectors of customs in 

Westminster, the port of Boston. Order to supersede the demand made on Master John 
VVawayn, the king's clerk, for subsidy and custom on 10 sacks and 2 cloves of 
wool which he lately received on loan from Robert de Sikeston and which 
he caused to be laden at Boston and taken thence to the king to parts 
beyond the sea. By C. 

Fob. 14. To lialph df; Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 

Westminster, and Devon. Order to cause Henry, kinsman and heir of Peter le fitz 

Regnaud, tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all the lands 



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1339. Membrane 40 — cont. 

of which Peter was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, as Henry 
has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. 

By letter of the keeper. 

Like order to William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. 

By the same letter. 

March 9. To Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to 

Winchester, account with Guy de Ferrariis for the time when Edmund was keeper of 
the wardrobe, for the sums due to Guy for his wages for the time when he 
was in the king's service in garrison at Perth in Scotland, and to cause a 
bill to be made to him for what is found to be due, as Guy has besought 
the king to order such account to be made and satisfaction given to him. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or satisfaction 
without delay to the same Guy for 187^. 2.>>. 8(/., as the king was lately 
bound to him in 287/. 2.s. 8(/. for his wages for the time when he was in 
garrison at Perth, as may fully appear by two bills under the seals of 
Richard de Feryby and Edmund de la Beche, late keepers of the wardrobe, 
of which sum Guy received 100^., and has besought the king to order the 
residue to be paid to him. By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 39. 

Feb. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Whereas the king lately ordered Edward his eldest son eic. and others of 
the council in England, by William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and 
other envoys sent to England, to put safe guard in Dover castle, wherefore 
it was ordained by them that William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 
constable of that castle, should receive for that custody from 7 October last 
until the Purification and for five weeks and two days following, 551. lO-s., 
to wit 30.S-. a day, and for the remaining eleven weeks and five days 50*-. a 
day, amounting in all to 2601. 10s., which sum the earl expended on the 
wages of the men for the guard there, as the king has learned from 
trustworthy testimony, of which sum 100/. only have been paid ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to cause the earl to Ix) 
discharged of the 100/. which are inserted in the rolls of receipt in his name, 
and to give him payment or an assignment for the remaining 160/. lO.s. 

By letter of the keeper. 

Feb. 25. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the jx^rt 

Byfleet. of London. Order to permit .John de Molyns to lade 84 sacks and 82 cloves 
of his own wool in that port and take it to the staple at Andewerp, 
allowing him the custom and subsidy due thereon in recompence for the 
custom and subsidy of 84 sacks 82 cloves of his wool lately lost at sea with 
a ship called '/a llotolj',' laden in the port of Loudon, K^cause he fully 
accounted for the custom and subsidy with William de Northwell, ket*per 
of the wardrobe. By the keo^)er and C. 

Feb. 2G. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of IKner castle. 

Bytleet. Order to cause that castle to be supplied with twelve armed men and thirty 
four other men, each of the former receiving G</. daily, twenty of the latter 
receiving 8</. and the others 2il. daily each, from the PurificatioH last imtil 
8 March, and from that date, twenty men at arms, forty armed men and 
forty archers, i^ach of the men at anus receiviny 12J. daily, the Ai'iutKl men 



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1339. Membrane 39 — cont. 

6(1. and the archers Bd. each, according to the king's ordinance made by the 
advice of the council. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains 
to deliver money or an assignment to the earl for the said wages. 

By letter of the keeper. 

Feb. 27. Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains. 

Byfleet. By the same letter. 

Feb. 15. To H. bishop of Lincoln or to his vicar general in his absence. Order 

Westminster, to direct the collectors of wool appointed by him in his diocese to cause 
a moiety of the triennial tenth of the second year in the second term of its 
anticipation, and the tenth last granted by the clergy, to be levied of the abbot of 
Peterborough, and to supersede the exaction made on him for his wool if 
he have paid the moiety of the triennial tenth for the second year in the 
first term of its anticipation, as the king has learned from the abbot that 
although Adam , the late abbot was not present in the parliament at Westminster 
in the 12th year of the reign nor at the great council afterwards held at 
Northampton, and the writs were not delivered to him in due time, and he 
was detained by a severe infirmity whereof he afterwards died, and the 
present abbot paid a moiety of the tenth ot the second year of the triennial 
tenth granted by the clergy, and is prepared to pay the second moiety in 
the second term of its anticipation and the tenth granted by the clergy in 
con vocation, yet the collectors compel the abbot to pay such tenths and wool, 
upon which he has besought the king to order his discharge of the wool. 

By the keeper and C. 

Feb. 18. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to deliver 60 sacks of the increment of the wool 
collected for the king in cos. Oxford and Berks by the receivers there, to 
Anthony Bache, attorney of Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, 
or to his attorney, by indenture, in part satisfaction of 100 sacks granted 
to Nicholas by the king, and to permit Nicholas to lade the sacks in that 
port and take them to the staple at Andewerp without paying custom and 
subsidy, the king wishing Nicholas to be charged with the custom and subsidy 
due thereon in part satisfaction of the sums due to him by the king ; as the 
king wished Nicholas to have 1,000 sacks, 100 of his gift and 900 for the 
king's affairs and ordered the collectors and those of the port of Southampton 
to permit him to take -500 sacks from each port to parts beyond, receiving 
40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy due thereon, and Nicholas has 
surrendered the writ to chancery under the wax beseeching the king to 
cause him to be satisfied for the said 1,000 sacks. The king has ordered 
the receivers of his wool in co. Northumberland to deliver to Nicholas by 
indenture, or this attorney, 90 sacks of that wool, in part satisfaction of 
the 900 sacks. By C. 

Mciiiorandiiw that the said writ to the receivers is enrolled on the Close 
Roll of the 12th year. 

Feb. 28. To the receivers of wool in co. Gloucester. Order to cause 196 sacks of 

Byfleet. the king's wool at Gloucester and elsewhere in that county, by the view 
and testitnony of Henry de Stretford, whom the king sent to Gloucester 
for that purpose, to be taken to the port of Jiristol and delivered to the 
collectors of customs there by indenture, to be delivered by them together 
with .'54 sacks of th<! king's wool in their custody in that port to Adam de 
IJyndeleye and Anthony Bache or to their attorn(!y whom the king has 
ordered to take those 2.'>0 sacks to Gascony, according to the advice of the 
council, for the advancement of the king's affairs in that duchy, and to 



u 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



March 1. 

Byfleet. 
March 6. 

Byfleet. 



March 6. 
Kennington. 



March 6. 
Byfleet. 



March 6. 
Byfleet. 



Mi'Dibrane 89 — cont. 

make payment to certain merchants there. The king has ordered the 
collectors to receive the 196 sacks and deliver them to Adam and Anthony 
with the other 54 sacks. By C. 



JNIandate in pursuance to the collectors. 



ByC. 



To Henry de Stretford, the king's clerk, appointed to survey all wool in 
CO. Gloucester and cause it to be taken to the ports where the king has 
ordered it to be laded. Order to cause the said 54 sacks, which are in the 
custody of the receivers of wool in co. Gloucester and of Adam de Hyndeleye, 
attorney of the mayor of Bordeaux and of Anthony Baehe, to be taken to 
London with all speed and delivered by indenture to the collectors of 
customs, there provided that the 196 sacks are taken to the port of Bristol 
and delivered by indenture to the collectors there, to be delivered by them 
to Adam and Anthony and taken to Gascony. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause 100 sacks of the king's wool of co. Gloucester 
to be weighed in the presence of Roger Power and delivered to him by 
indenture, to be laden in that port in a ship of Nicholas Pyk of London 
and taken to the king to parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit John de Insula, mayor of Bordeaux, to lade 12 sacks of his own wool 
by his Serjeants in that port, and take them to Bordeaux without paying 
the custom and subsidy due thereon, allowing them in the debts in which 
the king is bound to him, in accordance with the king's grant, having 
received security that he will not take the wool elsewhere. By C. 

To William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west, or to him who supplies his place or to the keepers of the 
town of Southampton. Order to cause a ship called ' la IWrtehnen ' of 
Hampton in the port of Southampton to be delivered to John de Insula, 
mayor of Bordeaux, or his attorneys for certain wool which he is about to 
take to Gascony by the king's licence and for other things and his victuals 
for the maintenance of himself and his men staying there in the king's 
service, and to permit John's attorneys and Serjeants to cross with the ship, 
wool, things and victuals. By C. 



MEMBEAyE 38. 

March 4. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to expend up to 20Z. of the ferm 

Byfleet. which they owe at the exchequer at Michaelmas next, in repairing the 

walls, towers, turrets, bridges, houses, and other buildings of Scanleburgh 

castle, by the view and testimony of Henry de Percy, constable of the castle 

or of him who supplies his place. By the keejvr and C. 

March 6. To the collectors of the custom of wools, hides and wool- fells and of the 

Byfleet. subsidy in the port of London. Order to pay to John Oardiles, Gaillanlus 
de Cavernes, Peter de Pergiis, William Lando, Peter de lUaye. Aiiuuuhui«; 
Arayner, Arbeus de Clanyou, William de Empyn, Arnald de la Bast. IVter 
de Byrak, Eykeynus Kstirmere and Kykeynus Holond. merchants of the 
duchy [of Aquitainej or to their attorney, 46(S/. ISn. U</., due to them for 
wine taken from them for the king's use by Michael Mynyot, late the king's 
butler, of the first money of the custom and subsidy. The king has 
ordered the treasurer and chamlxu-lams to cause tliat sum to K» \vmiX to 
Michael of the 1000/. due to him, which the king had orvlertnl the collectors 




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1339. 



March 9 
Guildford. 



Feb. 28. 
Byfleet. 



Feb. 28. 
Byfleet. 



March 1. 
Byfleet 



Fr;l,. 28. 
Byfleet. 



Membrayie 38 — cont. 

to pay to hira, though they returned the writ to chancery to be cancelled, 
and to delay payment of 86/. 22^r/. remaining, which are owing to Arnald 
de Camparian of the said 1,000Z. for wine taken from him by Michael, on 
account of suspicion which is had of him in the said duchy. By C. 



Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains. 



ByC. 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver to William Dunort or his attorneys 200 sacks 
of the king's wool of co. Sussex in part satisfaction of -458 sacks 14 stones 
remaining of 2,500 sacks which the king granted that he should take to 
parts beyond the sea, for the great sums which he lent to the king, 1 ,000 
in the port of London, 500 in the port of Boston, 500 in the port of Lenne 
and the residue in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and he received 800 
sacks at London, 500 at Lenne, 193 sacks and 22 stones at Boston and 52 
sacks and 16 stones at Kyngeston, as John Waybom, his attorney, has 
acknowledged in chancery, beseeching the king to order satisfaction for the 
remaining sacks to be made to him. The king has ordered the collectors of 
customs in the port of Boston to deliver to William the remaining 253 
sacks, 14 stones of the wool in that port in full satisfaction of the 2,500 
sacks aforesaid. By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to ordain 
concerning the custody of the priory of Eye and the lands pertaining 
thereto as shall be most to the king's advantage, and to charge the prior and 
John de Wideford, whom the king appointed to levy certain sums of the 
goods and chattels of the priory, the prior with the ferm for the time when 
he had the custody of the priory, and John with the sums levied by him, so 
that answer may be made to the king for the ferm, and to cause reasonable 
wages from the issues of the priory to be delivered to the prior, monks and 
Serjeants of the priory, as the king lately caused the priory to be taken into 
his hands among the other possessions of aliens in England, and committed 
the custody thereof to the prior to hold during pleasure, rendering 160Z. 
yearly at the exchequer, but the prior appeared before the council on 
Saturday after St. Matthew last and surrendered the custody and restored 
the letters patent granting it, beseeching that he might be discharged 
thereof and that reasonable wages might be paid to him and the others 
as aforesaid. By C. 

To the same. Order that when any letters of the king under the secret 
seal called the ' griffoun ' are brought before them by any steward, receiver, 
bailiff, ruinister or keeper of the manors and lands reserved at the king's 
chamber, to have allowances, to cause such allowances to be made, as the 
king wishes such letters to be held for sufficient warranty. By C. 

To John de Molyns, Nicholas de Buklond and Hugh de Berewyk. Order 
to deliver 16/. by indenture to William Lenglis, keeper of the king's manor 
of JJrustwyk, or to him who supplies his place, whom the king has ordered 
to receive it, as the king appointed them and William to take a fine of 
John, William and Alan de Esyngton in Holderncsse to manumit them, 
and they received 15/. from John, William and Alan. By C. 

To William Lenglis. Order to receive the 15/. and answer for it. 

ByC. 

To Richard de Novo Castro subtus Lynam, the king's clerk, appointed 
to survey the king's wool in co. Devon and cause it to be taken to the port 
of Exeter to be sent to the king to parts beyond the sea. Order to cause all 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Membrane 88 — cont. 

the wool collected by him to be taken to the port of London with all 
possible speed, to be delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs 
there, according to the tenor of the king's orders to the receivers of wool in 
CO. Devon. By C. 

March 4. To Nicholas Haghmon and Thomas de Abyndon, appointed to survey all 

Byfleet. the king's wool in co. Wilts and cause it to be taken to the ports ordered 

by the king. Like order to cause such wool to be taken to London and 

delivered to the collectors of customs there. By C. 

Feb. 15. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Byfleet. of London. Order to permit William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, or 
his attorney to take 8-i9 pieces of tin, which he is sending to parts beyond 
the sea in part payment of a sum granted to him upon the issues of the 
stannary in cos. Cornwall and Devon, to the said parts without paying the 
custom, loan and subsidy due thereon, by the king's special favour. 

By the keeper and C. 

Feb. 15. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or a 

Westminster, competent assignment, without delay, to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, or 
to his attorney for 158/. 13.s. 6(/. in which the king is bound to him for his 
wages and those of his company in parts beyond the sea, and for replacing 
the horses lost in that service, as may fully appear by two bills in his 
possession under the seal of John Charnell, keeper of the treasury in parts 
beyond the sea. By C. 

Feb. 28. 'To John de Wyndesore appointed to pay wages to the men staying in 

Byfleet. the isle of Wight for its defence against hostile attacks. Order to pay 

reasonable wages to six men-at-arms and twelve archers for the time that 

they have been in garrison in Caresbrok castle. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to deliver four tuns of new 
wine by indenture to John de Langeford, constable of Caresbrok castle in 
the isle of Wight, for the munition thereof. By C. 

Feb. 21. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or assign- 

Westminster ment to be made to Thomas de Blaston, the king's clerk, according to the 
price ordained by the king and council in co. Northampton, for 5 sacks of 
his wool of the best sort taken from him by John Daundelyn and John de 
Wardyngton, lately appointed to levy a moiety of the wool of the men of 
that county according to the grant nuide in the parliament at Westminster 
in the 12th year of the reign, who delivered the sacks to John Martyn and 
Thomas Gouk, late collectors of customs in the port of Boston, who receiveil 
them, as is found by the certificate of John and John and of John and 
Thomas, sent into chancery. By C. 

March 9. To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to cause a shiptobt> 
Guildford, freigted in that port together with another called 'la litrtleDwu,' of Hampton, 
which is about to come there, to take 200 sacks of wool to the duchy [of 
Aquitaine] for its safety and defence, and to deliver the ships, laden with 
tluit wool, to Adam do Hyndeleye, attorney of the mayor of Uonleaux, and 
to Anthony Bache or his attorney, whom the king has chargwl to take that 
wool to those parts, and to pay them reasonable wages for the time when 
they shall be attendant upon the lading and carrying of the wool. l\y C. 

March (5. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wch>1- fells in the ^x^rt 

Byfleet. of London. Order to tU'li\er 50 sacks of wool which they rtveuoil iwnn the 

bishop of London, 24 sacks 82 cloves from the prior of Okeburu, 80 sacks 



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27 



13 39. Membrane 38 — cont. 

from Robert Houel and 35 sacks G cloves of the king's wool of co. Worcester, 
to John Waybom, attorney of William Dunort, in part satisfaction of 1,000 
sacks which the king assigned to William of 2,500 sacks assigned to him ; 
and to permit the attorney to take the wool to parts beyond the sea without 
paying the custom and subsidy due thereon. By C. 

Feb. 4. To the sheriflt" of Westmorland. Order to restore to Robert Lenglis his 

Kennington. lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the king's hands upon his 
being indicted before the justices of gaol delivery in that county, of having 
feloniously received Thomas Huddeson, miller, convicted of stealing a 
'bay' mare of Robert de Clibourn, as he has purged his innocence 
before J. bishop of Carlisle, to whom he was delivered according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 

March 5. To the sheriff of Huntingdon and the other receivers of the king's wool in 
Byfleet. that county. Order to cause all the wool collected by them to be taken to 
the port of Lenne with all possible speed, to be delivered by indenture to the 
collectors of customs there, notwithstanding the order to take the wool to 
London, because the king wishes to avoid the cost of carriage to so distant 
a place. By C. 



MEMBRANE 37. 

March 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Whereas the king 
Byfleet. granted that John del Isle, mayor of Bordeaux, might take 11 sacks of wool 
from that port to Bordeaux, 10s. a sack for custom and subsidy being 
allowed to him in the debts which the king owed to him, and the king 
ordered Thomas Gouk and James Keys of Newerk, then collectors of customs 
in that port, to permit John to take the wool as aforesaid, and while they 
were collectors John only laded 8 sacks, and is hindered by the collectors 
from lading the remaing 3 sacks, because they have no warrant, the king 
therefore orders them to permit him to take the remaining 3 sacks, as afore- 
said, if they find that he has only hitherto taken 8 sacks. By C. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Byfleet. Whereas the king ordered them, by writ of privy seal, to account with John 
do Wesenham for wages for himself and forty men at arms, forty archers 
and fifty mariners retained in a ship called 'la Grace de Dieii' of Lenne, from 
Whitsuntide in the 11th year of the reign until the Annunciation last, to set 
out to sea to attack the king's enemies, and to arrest goods and chattels 
forfeited to him, allowing him the accustomed wages of war, and to pay him 
what they found to be due, and although they accounted with him, they 
have refused to make payment to him because he does not answer to the 
king for 41 sarplars of wool arrested by Walter de la Haye, his serjeant at 
arms in the said ship, in Gascony, delivered by indenture to Oliver de 
Ingham seneschal of the duchy [of Aquitaine] , and for a ship called 'laliede 
riii/fff' and 260 tuns of wine found therein, arrested by John and the others 
and men m two ships of the earl of Salisbury, although the ship is demised 
with others in the port of Southampton and was afterwards 
received for the king's use by Gawayn le Corder and Robert Leddrede, 
wherefore the king ordered them to view the account and give John 
satisfaction for the sums due to him ; and afterwards John informed the 
king that they delayed to give him satisfaction, because it is not certain by 
the king's order who ought to be cliarged with the wool, ship and wine, 
wherefore the king ordered th(;rn to satisfy John for the sums which 
they should find to be due to him, and because by the advice of the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Membrane 87 — cont. 



March 9. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 25. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 25. 
Kennington. 



Fob. 25. 
Kennington. 



council the king granted to him permission to take 200 sacks of wool 
from the port of JJoston and 40 from the port of Ipswich to Andewerp in 
Brabant, allowing the custom and subsidy due thereon in part satisfaction 
of the said debt, the king ordered the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to 
direct the collectors of the said ports to permit John to take wool from them 
as aforesaid ; and now John has informed the king that although the 
treasurer and barons are certified by writ of privy seal that ' la Eedecoijije ' 
was lost with the king's ship called ' la Cristofrc ' and other vessels, and 
that part of the 260 tuns of wine has been given by the king to divers 
persons and the residue is in the king's possession, and that the sarplars of 
wool were delivered to the seneschal and they are ordered to discharge John 
of the ship, wine and wool, yet payment is not made to him, whereupon he 
has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the 
treasurer, barons and chamberlains to view the aforesaid writ of privy seal 
and John's account, and to give him payment or an assignment for what is 
found to be due to him beyond the iSOl. allowed to him, directing the 
collectors of customs in the ports that he shall choose to permit him to 
take so much wool, whereof the custom and subsidy reach what is found to 
be due to him, causing the custom and subsidy to be allowed to him in full 
satisfaction of such sum. By the keeper and C. 

To John de Tumby, one of the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 
Order to deliver the four sacks of wool assigned to William Dunort, detained 
by him for the hire of John's houses lately occupied with the said wool, to 
William's attorney in that port without delay. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to deliver, 
without delay, what is wanting of 500 sacks of wool, which the king 
ordained to be taken out of that port to parts beyond the sea, under the 
conduct of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and John de Molyns, 
to the attorney of William Dunort, by indenture. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause 500 whips for great horses, 200 
halters of leather, 400 trammels and pasterns [trat/nellos et luistronos), '100 
collars of leather for cart horses, 200 hooks, 200 pairs of traces {traiceaniHi) and 
20 tanned horse skins to be bought with all possible speed and deliverwl to 
William de Walyngford, receiver of the king's victuals or to his deputy, by 
indenture, to be taken to the king to parts beyond the sea, and to cause 
payment to be made to those from whom he buys them. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Nottingham for 10,000 horse shoes and GO.OOO nails. 
The sheriff of Kent for 80 falchions, 800 sickles and 100 small axes. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln for 200 dozen parchments. 
The sheriff of Sussex for 10,000 carved wooden vessels and 4,000 wocxlen 
cups. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to cause 200 tuns of wmo 
to be bought and delivered by indenture, together with all the wine which 
he received from Michael Mynyot, the late butler, to William de Walyngfoixl, 
receiver of the victuals, to be taken to the king to parts Unond the soa. or 
to his deputies, to be taken to the said parts. By the ket>iier and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause 69*. to be alloweil to 
Richard de Castro, the king's clerk, in the sums which ho owes to the king. 
if they find that sum to be due to him, as he has l)esought the king to onler 
this to be done, as the king is bound to him m that sum for his wage's, 
allowed in the roll of the marshalseti, lietweeu the last day of August lu tht» 



13 EDWARD TTL— Part 1. 



•29 



1339. 



Feb. 25. 

Bvfleet. 



Feb. 25. 

Byfleet. 

Feb. 25. 
Byfleet. 



March 15- 
Winchester. 



Membrarw 37 — n>nt. 

11th year of the reign, and 11 July following, and for his robes for that 
time, as may fully appear, he asserts, by a bill in his possession under the 
seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe, and he is bound 
to the king in certain sums delivered to him as a prest. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order 
to receive all the king's wool of co. Cumberland, which the takers there shall 
deliver to them, by indenture, and cause them to be kept safely for the 
king's use until further orders. By C. 

To Anthony de Lucy, sheriff of Cumberland and constable of Carlisle 
castle. Order to place in that castle as many men at arms, armed men and 
archers as shall be necessary for the safe defence of the same. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to expend up to 20 marks in 
repairing the houses, walls, turrets and other buildings of Carlisle castle, by 
the view and testimony of the prior of Carlisle. The king has ordered 
Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent or him who supplies 
his place in Inglewood forest, to deliver to the sheriff as much timber as 
is necessary for these repairs. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to Ralph. 

To William Moigne, Richard de Glatton and their fellows, appointed to 
collect and levy wool for the king's use in co. Cambridge, according to the 
ordinance made at Northampton. Order to cause 86 stones of wool to be 
allowed to the men and tenants of Simon, bishop of Ely, of his soke of 
Somersham, in the wool which they are bound to pay according to the rate 
of the fifteenth touching them if it is found that John de Ravele and John 
de VVentlond, appointed to levy a moiety of such wool in that county, took so 
much wool from them, as the bishop has besought the king to order such 
allowances to be made. By C. 



MEMBRANE 36. 

March 6. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Henry Darcy, mayor of 

Kennington. London, 50 marks of the king's gift to support the charges of his office 
from SS. Simon and Jude last until the same feast following, and for the 
following cause, as he has besought the king to make such provision for 
him as he ought to receive 50 marks yearly, as his predecessors have done 
from alien merchants, to wit, of Amiens, Neel and Torby(,s/r), trading at that 
city, that they have withdrawn by reason of the war with France, so that 
nothing of the 50 marks can be levied, and the king has granted his request 
in consideration of his efforts for the safe keeping of the city, the arraying 
of its men and the punishment of malefactors there. 

[Fifdera.] By letter of the keeper. 

March 9. To the bailiffs of Blakeneye. Order to cause all the goods and 

Guildford, merchandise of men and merchants of the towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll, 
Staver[den], Camp, Lubyk, Strelsonde and Rostok in Almain to be 
arrested up to the sum of 40/., without delay, and so detained until 
satisfaction for 40/. is made to John de Nesbyt of Ilertilpole and John 
LamVje of Great Yarmouth, the king's merchants, in part satisfaction of 
800Z. or until further orders, and to inform the king of the nature iuid 
value of the goods so arrested and their owners, as the king has learned from 
the plaint of John and John that they laded a ship of John de Nesbit 
callwi 'la ('iitMert' of Ilertilpole with divers of their goods and merchandise 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Membrane 86 — cont. 

in the port of Hertilpole, to take thence to the parts of Estland to sell there, 
and certain naalefactors of the said towns entered the ship at sea near the 
coast of Denmark by, armed force and took the ship with its tackle and carried 
oft" the goods ; and the king ordered the bailift's of Skardeburgh to take an 
inquisition upon the matter and although it is found by the inquisition that 
the ship, valued at 200/., and the goods, valued at 600/., were taken as 
aforesaid on the eve of Whitsuntide last, the king several times requested 
the counts of Guelders and Hainault, lords of the said towns, to cause 
restitution to be made to the merchants and satisfaction for their damages, 
yet the counts have answered that the men of those towns are rebels to them 
and will not bo judged by them, and the counts have besought the king to 
do justice to them when they come within his lordship ; and the king has 
several times written by writs under the privy seal to the scabini and other 
men of the said towns to do justice to the merchants, but they have not 
done so, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony. The king does 
not wish the goods and merchandise of men of other towns and places of 
the said lordships to be arrested by virtue of this order. By p.s. 

Like order to the mayor and bailift's of Great Yarmouth for 100/. ; the 
mayor and bailift's of Lynn for 200/. ; the bailift's of Boston for 200/. ; the 
mayor and bailift's of Kyngeston-upon-Hull for 100/. the bailift's of Ravenesere 
for 50/. ; the bailift's of Scardeburgh for 30/., and the mayor and bailift's of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne for 80/. By the same writ. 

Memorandum that the writ sent to the bailift's of Great Yarmouth and 
Boston were surrendered to be cancelled, and John and John have a writ to 
the bailiffs of John duke of Britanny and earl of Richmond, of Boston for 
300/. 

March 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Joan 
Kennington. late the wife of Adam atte Brok of Westpecham, tenant in chief of the late 
king, to whom the late king committed the custody of two parts of the lands 
which belonged to her husband for rendering Vds. -id. yearly at the 
exchequer and pro rata for five parts of the said lands, from 29 May in the 
5th year of the reign, and of a sixth part of their tenement fi-om 15 
February last, as on the said 29 May the king took the homage of Alice the 
eldest, Sarah the second, Beatrice the third, Joan the fourth and Dionisia 
the fifth of Adam's daughters and heirs, and took their honuvges for their 
purparties, ordering William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to divide the 
lands into six equal portions in the presence of the heirs and parceners and 
to cause Alice and the others to have seisin of their purparties, retaining in 
the king's hand the purparty of Isabella, Adam's sixth daughter and heir, 
a minor in the king's wardship ; and on 15 February last the king took 
Isabella's fealty, who proved her age before the escheator, and rendort\l 
her purparty to her. 

March 15. To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
Winchester, in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Waverle a tun of wine of the present season of ' reyk,' brought to that {xn-t, 
for the celebration of nuisses for the souls of all the faithful doptirte*l. m 
accordance with the king's grant to them of a tun of red wine yearly, as the 
king ordered ^lieluiel ^lynyot, late his butler, on 6 January last, to do this, 
and he was anu)vetl from his office before the writ reached liiiu. 

March 14. To the sherift' of Kssex. The king sends to him Thonuis de r>ourhunio, 
Winchester, the king's huntsman, with a veutrer, a bonier, a 'cachekeno,' sixtt^ni buck- 
hounds {(lamerieiix) and six greyhounds, to stay m that bailiwick until further 
orders, and orders the aheritt' to pay to Thomas for himself I'iti. ; for tho 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



31 



1339. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 86 — cont. 

veutrer, 2<L ; and for the berner l^d. ; for the ' cachekene,' Id. ; and for 
each of the dogs and greyhounds, ir/. daily, from the eve of Blaster next, by 
indenture, so long as they remain in the bailiwick or until further order. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Hertilpol. Order to permit 
Robert Datheles to lade 15^ sacks and three parts of a sack and 4^ stones of 
wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, allowing the 
custom and subsidy due thereon to him in full satisfaction of 20^. in which 
the king is bound to him for Michaelmas term last of iOl. yearly which he 
receives and of 37s. 8(/. due to him by a bill of William de Northwell, 
keeper of the wardrobe, for his wages in parts beyond the sea, and of lOZ. 
due to him by a bill of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe, 
for his wages for the war of Scotland and by a writ of privy seal at the 
receipt of the exchequer. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 
de Burgh, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands which 
belonged to Joan de Crokedayk, tenant in chief, of the issues of two ports of 
the said lands, from 6 November in the 10th year of the reign when the 
king ordered John Moryn then escheator beyond Trent, to deliver the 
purparty of those parts to the heirs [as in this Calendar, 10 Edward III. page 
634] and of a third part of their lands from 7 December last, when he took 
the fealty of John de Hale, who married Alice, daughter and heir of Joan, 
who proved her age before the said escheator, and the king rendered her 
purparty to them. 



MEMBRANE 35. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give effect to 

Kennington. letters of allowance under the secret seal called the ' griffoun, in favour of 

stewards, receivers, bailiffs, ministers, and keepers of manors and lands 

reserved at the king's chamber. By p.s. 

[Fiedera.] 

March 1. To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to cause 500 tuns of wine 
Kennington, to be bought in the realm and brought to the city of London. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

March G. To William Trussel, escheator this side of Trent. Order to cause John 

Byfieet. de Nowcrs son and heir of John de Nowers, tenant in chief, who has proved 

his age before the escheator, to have full seisin of all the lands of which his 

father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as the king has taken 

his homage. By letter of the keeper. 

March 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Kennington. Robert le Fitz Neel, to whom the king committed the custody of the said 
lands until the heir should come of age for rendering the extent thereof, 
of the said extent, from 6 March last. 

Feb. 12. To Ralph de Middelenye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall, 

Westminster, and Devon. Order to cause Nicholas Plecy son and heir of Kdniund Plecy, 

tenant in chief, who has proved his age, before the escheator, to have full 

seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his 

demesne as of fee, as the king has taken his homage. 

liy letter of the keeper. 
Like order to William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. 

P>y the same letter. 



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1339. Membrane 85 — cont. 

Feb. IG. To Ralph de Midilelncye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Cornwall, Devon and 

Westminster. Dorset. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assij^ned to Elizabeth late 
the wife of John deErleye, tenant in chief; from all the lands which belonged 
to her husband at his death, in the presence of William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbury, to whom the king committed the custody of two parts of 
the said lands to hold until the heir should come of age, if he choose to 
attend, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 



March 4. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Bytleet. meddle further with the priory of Caldwell, amoving the king's hands 
from its lands in Bedeford, Bromham, Middelton, Collesden, Rockesden, 
Chalvestern, Saundey, Sutton, Pol ton, la Leye, Hoi well, Felmersham and 
Shelton, restoring the issues thereof to the prior, as the escheator returned 
that he had taken those lands into the king's hands by reason of the 
voidance of the proiry by the resignation of Roger de Wellyngton the last 
prior, because 2 carucates of land and lOO.s. rent which are of the 
appurtenances of the priory are in the liberty of the town of Bedeford which 
is held of the king at fee ferm, rendering 22^. yearly to the exchequer, to which 
ferm the prior renders 39n. 6(/. yearly, and also because in the time of Henry 
III. the advowson of the priory was taken into the king's hands and so 
remained, and because the king afterwards learned from the present prior 
that the priory is of the foundation of the ancestors of Simon Barsecote of 
Bedeford and that Simon gave the advowson to Roger le Marescall, who 
granted it to William le Latymer and Elizabeth his wife, w^henee the priory 
is now of the patronage of Robert de Ufibrd the younger and the said 
Elizabeth now his wife, and that the king's progenitors have not held the 
priory during voidance, or received anything therefrom, the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer to inspect their roll, the accounts of 
escheators and other ministers, and inform the king of what they should 
find, and by this scrutiny it is not found that the temporalities of the 
priory were ever taken into the king's hands in times of a voidance. 
[Mofiasticon vi. p. 392.] 

INIarch 13. To John de Wyndesore, the king's clerk, appointed to pay wages to the 
Winchester, men at arms and archers in garrison at the isle of Wight. Order to pay to 
William de Kekyngewych, the king's sergeant at arms, IOOn. without delay, 
which the king granted to him for his good service in Caresbrok castle and 
in recompence for his labours and expenses there, beyond his due and 
accustomed wages. By the keeper and C. 

To Roger Norman and Thomas de Bynedon. Order to deliver those 
12 tons of flour containing 75 quarters of tlour, which the king requesttnl 
them to buy, to the sheriff of Southampton, without delay, by indenture. 
The king has ordered the sheriff" to receive the flour and deliver it to 
Walter de Weston, supplying the place of Thomas de Ferariis, ktvpt>r of the 
islands of (Jerneseye, (Jerseye, Serk and Aureneye, for the maintenance ot 
Walter and the other lieges in those islands, or to his attorney. 

By the keeper and C. 

March 15. Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Southampton 

Winchester. By the kwper and C. 

March 7. To Th. bishop of Herefonl, keei^r of lioland. Order to couuuit to IVter 

Kennington. de Okt'hourn the otVuf of changer [iitnii'i^mi) fur making the king's money 

in that land, if he is tit for it, to hold that otlice at wdl. i>jf C. 



March 10. 
Winchester. 



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33 



2339. Membrane 35 — cont. 

March 16. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to expend up to 40 marks in 

Winchester, repairing the defects in the houses, walls, bridges, and other buildings of 

Winchester castle, by the view and testimony of the mayor or of two lawful 

men of the city. I3y the keeper and C. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



March 9. 

Guildford. 



To IT. bishop of Lincoln or to his vicar general in his absence. The 
prior and convent of Ramesye have besought the king to provide a remedy, 
as certain manors, benefices and lands separated from the abbot's portion, 
are assigned to them for their maintenance, and although they hold them 
in voidances of the abbey by the licence of the king's progenitors, and have 
paid tenths and other quotas imposed upon them, and they are ready to 
pay the triennial tenth granted by the clergy for the second year at the 
second term of anticipation as well as the residue thereof and also the 
tenth granted by the clergy in their convocation at the church of St Bride's, 
London, on the morrow of St Jerome last, yet the collectors appointed by 
the bishop to take wool in his diocese, according to the grant made at 
"Westminster, compel them to pay such wool, the king therefore orders the 
bishop to direct the collectors to supersede this exaction, levying from the 
prior and convent the tenth granted by the clergy of the second year of the 
triennial tenth of the second term of anticipation, as well as the residue of 
that tenth and also the tenth granted in the said convocation, provided that 
the abbot be bound to pay wool according to the aforesaid grant. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the following for the following : 

S. bishop of Ely for the same prior and convent. 

A. bishop of Norwich for the same. 

J. bishop of Exeter for the prior and convent of Glastonbury. 

R. bishop of Bath and Wells for the same. 

To W^illiam Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west. Order to supersede the exaction made on the abbot of 
Qnarr for finding a ship prepared for war with sixty men, mariners and 
others, well armed and supplied with other necessaries, to go to a certain 
place to set out with other ships according to the king's order, while the 
abbot is providing ten men at arms and no small number of archers in the 
isle of Wight for its defence, as the abbot has besought the king to cause 
him to be discharged of the ship, as he is put to great expense to keep the 
said men, and is not able to support any further charge. I3y C. 



MEMBRANE 34. 



March 18. To R. bishop of Salisbury. Order to compel the abbot of Middelton to 
Byfleet. pay 181Z. 12.s. Id. to John de Pulteneye, Henry Darcy, John de Preston, 
John de Oxon fia] and Richard de Rothyng, citizens of London, before 
the octaves of Easter next, receiving from the citizens the tally by which 
the king caused the abbot to be discharged of that sum, and if the abbot 
refuse to pay, to enjoin him to be before the king on the said octaves to 
render his account and answer for his contempt in not obeying a previous 
order directing him to pay the said sum of the issues of the second term of 
the triennial tenth granted by the clergy in the archdeaconries of Dorset 
and Salisbury, of which the king appointed him collector, to the said 
citizens for flour, carcases, horse shoes and nails bought by them by the 
king's order and sent to him to parts beyond the sua. 

100:54 c 



84 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

March 26. 
Bytieet. 



Membrane Qi — cont. 



March 2i. 
Byfleet. 



March 1. 
Kennington. 



Mai'ch 24. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



March 28. 
Bytluet. 



April 1. 

Bei'khtiiup 

utead. 



To the prior of St. Swithin's, collector in the archdeaconry of Winchester 
of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbur}'. 
Order to pay to John de Pulteneye 531. 2.v. IQd., with all speed, which the 
king granted to him in part payment of divers debts in which he was 
bound to him for which he had a tally in the prior's discharge, in accordance 
with a previous order which he has delayed to obey. If he does not pay the 
money before the morrow of the close of Easter he is to be at the exchequer 
on that day to render his account and answer for his contempt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to distrain 
William de Hoo and William de ]Munden, the king's clerks, to render 
account for the issues and profits of the manors of Kenyngton and 
Faukcshall with a meadow in Lameth and Neuton which Roger Dammory 
and Elizabeth de Burgo, late his wife, acquired of John de Merkyngfeld, as 
Elizabeth lately granted the manors and meadows "to the king in exchange 
for certain lands granted to her by the king, and by letters patent the king 
appointed William and William to take seisin thereof in his name and keep 
them safely until further orders ; and subsequently the king granted the 
manors and meadow by charter to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester, in augmentation of his estate, and ordered William and William to 
deliver them to the duke, and although they did this and received no issues 
and profits from these tenements, yet the treasurer and barons compel them 
to account for such issues and profits, whereupon they have besought the 
king to provide a remedy. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Richard de Cardoil, 
the king's yeoman, without delay 91. 6s. 7</. in which the king is bound 
to him for his wages in staying in his company at Andewerp from 12 July 
last until 3 February following, as appears by a bill in his possession under 
the seal of William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 

To the mayor and bailifis of Bristol and the collectors of customs in the 
port of that town. Order to cause two ships called ' la Triitite ' of Hampton 
and ' la yichulas ' of Calchesworth to bo freighted to carry 200 sacks of 
wool to Gascony, to cause the ships laden with the wool to be delivered to 
Adam de Hyndeleye, attorney of the mayor of Bordeaux, and Anthony Bache. 
or his attorney, and to deliver to them reasonable wages for the time when 
they are lading the wool and taking it to the said ports, as the king has 
ordained that 200 sacks shall be sent to the duchy [of AquitaineJ for his 
affairs and the defence of the duchy, wherefore he ordered the collectors to 
cause a ship called ' la lierthelineu ' of Hampton to be delivered to Adam 
and Anthony [an at paije 26 above] , and now the king has learned that 
they have delayed to do this because the ships in that port have l)een 
previously freighted to take the wool of the merchants of the sivieties of 
the Bardi and Peruzzi to parts beyond the sea ; and the merchants have 
agreed before the council to deliver the aforesaid two ships to carry the 
said 200 sacks. By the keejvr and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the ehaniWrlams. 
Order to audit the account of Stephen lo Blount, the king's clerk, whom ho 
lately appointed to provide victuals for the king's passage, in divers counties 
of the realm, allowing him 5,s. a day for his wages while ho was attoudaut 
upon the pr(>mises, and to pay him what is due, and allow any arivars in 
the debts which are owed to him by the king. By C 

To the nuiyor, bailiffs, lawful nu>n and community of Sajulwuh. Onlor 
to choose a ct)llt*ctor in the place of I'etor Bard, one of the collectors of 
customs there, deceased, for whom they shall answer, du-octiag the p*«rson 
elected to go to chancery to take the oath of otVioo. l>v K. and C 



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35 



1339. 



March 8. 
Byfleet. 



April 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

The like to the baih'fls and men of Great Yarmouth to elect a controller 
there in place of Thomas Stacy, deceased. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to cause all 
the king's wool in that port to be laded in other ships than those of 
Flanders or Seland, and sent to the king to Andewerp, and that none of 
the wool shall be unloaded except at Andewerp or delivered to others than 
those whom the king has deputed to receive it ; as the king appointed 
Adam de Lymbergh and John de Langetoft to supervise all wool in that 
port, including that assigned to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi 
and Peruzzi, William Dunort, William de la Pole and Master Paul de 
Monte Florum, to cause the wool to be laded in that port and sent to the 
king, and to warn the said merchants and others to lade all the wool 
assigned to them, with all speed, to be taken to the staple at Andewerp 
within a certain term, and to be sent to the king, and if they refuse, to 
cause the wool to be laded in ships and sent to the king to be delivered 
to those deputed for this. By p.s. [11782.] 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports : 

The collectors in the port of Bristol, co. Glouce'ster, where Henry de 

Stretford is appointed. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Iiull, co. York, where 

William de Broclesby and William de Hastyng are appointed. 
The collectors in the ports of Lenne, Great Yarmouth and Ipswich, 

cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, where Richard du Chastel is appointed. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton, where Master Nicholas 

Haghmon and Thomas de Abyndon are appointed. 
The collectors in the port of Chichester, co. Sussex, where Thomas de 

Benton is appointed. 
The collectors in the port of Exeter, co. Devon, where Richard de 

Novo Castro subtus Lynam is appointed. 
The collectors in the port of Sandwich, where William de Clynton, earl 

of Huntyngdon, and William Moraunt are appointed. 
The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

London, where Matthew de Cantebrigg and John de Aulton are 

appointed. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause as many men at arms, armed 
men, and archers, to be placed in the castle of Old Sarum as are necessary 
for its defence in case of an invasion. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause the castle to be supplied with victuals 
up to the sum of 201. By C. 



MEMBRANE 33. 

March 12. To Willia,m Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Mary 
WincheHter. late the wife of Thomas, earl of Norfolk, the following knights' fees, which 
the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, with the assent of John do 
Segrave and Margaret his wife, the earl's eldest daughter and heir, and 
of Edward de Monte Acuto and Alice his wife, the earl's second daughter 
and heir, to wit: lli( f(!es in Shotesham and Therston, co. Norfolk, which 
Agnes wife of John Mautravers holds, extended at 58Z. 16.s. yearly ; 5f fees 
and the moiety of a fee in VVhitlyngham, lUtrnyngliam, Wygemere, 
Srnalhergh, Burgh in Eleg and Ketryrigham, in the siuiie county, which 
William de lu liokele holds, extended at 29/. 7s. 6(/. yearly; 3 fees in Ouby, 



36 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Monhranc 33 — cant. 

Ingham, Bernham and Burgh in Fleg, in tho same county, which John de 
Cayly holds, extended at 15/. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Hethill, in 
tho same county, which Richard de Goldyngham holds, extended at 26.s. 
yearly; a fourth part of a knight's fee in Colneye and Carleton, in the same 
county, which Elizabeth de Colneye holds, extended at 25s. yearly ; 7 fees 
and the moiety of a fee in Hocham, Stouton, Gotherston and Kersebrok, in 
the same county, which Dionisia de Monte Canis[io] holds, extended at 
)Ml. lO.s. yearly ; 4 fees and the moiety of a fee in Fundenhale and Creyk, 
in the same county, of those 13 fees and moiety of a fee in the same towns 
which the heirs of Robert de Creyk hold, the 13 fees and moiety extended 
at G7Z.10.s-. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Boyton, in the same county, which 
William de Lincoln holds, extended at 50.v. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in 
Mouton, in the same county, which Nicholas de Stradesete holds, extended 
at 25s. yearly; a moiety and eighth part of a fee in Garboldesham, in the 
same county, which the heirs of Robert de Bosco hold, extended at 62,s. G(/. 
yearly ; a fee in Ufford, co. Suffolk, which Robert de Ufford holds, extended 
at 100s. nearly ; a fee in Blakeshale, in the same county, which the heirs of 
Thomas Weylond hold, extended at 100s. yearly; the moiety of a fee in 
Carleton, in the same county, which John de Framelyngham holds, extended 
at 50s. yearly ; the moiety of a fee in Ykene, in the same county, which 
William Sturmyn holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in 
Ykene, in the same county, which Roger Fausebroun holds, extended at 25s. 
yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Wantysden, in the same county, which the 
prior of Buttele holds, extended at 25s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Theberton, in the same covmty, which Emma de Norwyco holds, extended at 
50s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Glemham. in the same county, which 
Richard Philip holds, extended at 25s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Berton 
and Heryngeswell, in the same county, which the heirs of Stephen de 
Brandon hold, extended at 60s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Elveden, in the same county, which the heirs of John de Gelham hold, 
extended at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Tunstall near Nettlestede, in 
the same county, which John de Tiptot holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a 
fee in Denham, in the same county, which John de Denham holds, 
extended at 100s. yearly; the moiety of a foe in Ramysholt, in the same 
county, which William de Ramesholt holds, extended at 50s. yearly; 4 fees 
in Ukethale, in the same county, which the heirs of Robert son of Osbert 
hold, extended at 20/. yearly; a fee and a moiety in Silham, in the same 
county, Avhich John de Sancto Mauro holds, extended at 7/. 10s. yearly ; 3 
fees in Uft'eleye, co. Hertford, of the 9 fees which William de Utieleye and 
Roger Bernard hold, the 9 fees extended at 45/. yearly ; a tenth part of a 
fee in Weston, in the same county, which \\'alter de Norton holds, extended 
at 10s. yearly ; a tenth part of a fee in Weston which Robert son of Payn 
holds, extended at 10s. yearly ; a twentieth part of a foe in Weston which 
John son of Eustace holds, extended at 5s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee ni 
Weston which Richard de Argentein liolds, extended at 5t)s. yearly ; a 
moiety of a fee in Weston which Henry de Roucestr [ia] holds, extendtHl 
at 50s. yearly ; a fee in Everton, co. ])edford, which Nicholas son of Ralph 
holds, extended at 100s. yearly; a fee in Stratton Melnho and Denton, in 
the same county, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fee in Fyuchyngfeld, oo. Essex, 
which the heirs of John de Claveryngo hold, extended at 100s. yearly ; and 
1^ fees in Lamberherst, co. Kent, extended at G/. 5s. yearly. 

March 12. T^o ^^^^ same. Like order to deliver to the said countess the folli>\viu_j» 

Wiiichusttr. advowsons, which the king has assigned to lu>r to hold lu dower, to wit, the 

advowson of the priory i)f 'I'lieford, co. Norfolk, oxtondetl at 2lK)'. yearly ; the 

udvowson of St. Laurence church, Southwalshani, in the sumo county, 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 37 



1339. Membrane 83 — cont. 

exteudetl at 28 marks yearly ; the advowson of Banyngham church in the 
same county, extended at 15 marks yearly ; the advowson of Elyngham 
church, in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly; the advowson of 
Stok church, in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; the advow- 
son of Antyngham church in the same county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; 
the advowson of Syskele church, in the said county, extended at lOOv. yearly; 
the advowson of Brokendich church, in the saine county, extended at 13 
marks yearly ; the advowson of Stonham church, co. Suffolk, extended at 
20/. yearly ; the advowson of Blakcshal church, in the same county, ex- 
tended at 20 marks yearly ; the advowson of Donnyngworth church, in the 
same county, extended at 6 marks yearly, the advowson of Holesle church, 
in the same county, extended at 14 marks yearly, the advov/son of Kenet 
church, in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly, and the advowson 
of Hoo church, in the same county, extended at 11 marks yearly. 

March 12. To the same. Order to assign to John de Segrave and Margaret his wife, 
Winchester, eldest daughter and co-heir of Thomas earl of Norfolk, the folloAving 
knights' fees, which the king has assigned to them to hold as her purparty 
with the assent of Edward de Monte Acuto and Alice his wife, other 
daughter and heir to wit : 11 fees in Wadeton, co. Norfolk, of the 22 fees 
there which William de Eos holds, the 22 fees extended at 1101. yearly ; 4 
fees in Surlyngham, Kyrkeby, Eylesdon, Kryngelford and Kesewyk, in the 
same county, which Kanulph Dacre holds, extended at 20L yearly; 2 fees in 
Narburgh, in the same county, which John Bardolf holds, extended at 10/. 
yearly ; 2 fees in Flordon, in the same county, and Flixton, co. Suffolk, 
which William Botevyleyn holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
in Floteman Neutou and Eeynesthorp, co. Norfolk, which John de 
Reynesthorp holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Mundeford, 
in the same county, which the bishop of Ely holds, extended at 50.s. yearly ; 
1^ fees in Hethill and Carleton, in the same county, which William Cursoun 
holds, extended at 6/. Ss. yearly ; a fee in Tacolneston, in the same county ; 
which Peter de Dovedale holds, extended at lOOv. yearly ; a fee in Hadeston, 
in the same county, which the heirs of Eobert son of Osbert hold, extended 
at lOO*-. yearly ; 2 fees and a moiety of a fee in Ferfeld, in the same 
county, which the heirs of Eobert de Bosco hold, extended at 12/. 10s. yearly; 
a fee in Prilleston in the same county, which Ela la Botiller and John de 
Peyton hold, extended at lOO.s'. yearly; a fee in Blonorton, in the same county, 
which John de Sancto Mauro holds, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; a hundredth 
part of a fee in Hetbill, in tlie same county, which .John le Ward holds, 
extended at 12d. yearly ; a fee in Schelton, in the same county, which 
Eobert de Schelton holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fourtli part of a fee 
in Hertwyk and Schelton, in the same county, which the heirs of liervcy de 
Schelton hold, extended at 25.s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Fornesete, 
in the same county, which the heirs of John Claver hold, extended at 25.s. 
yearly ; a fee in Offyngton, in the same county, which the heirs of Peter 
I'ozoun hold, extended at lOOs. yearly ; 4 fees and a moiety of a fee in 
Fundenbale and Creyk, in the same county, of the IB fees and a moiety of 
a fee there which the heirs of Eobert de Creyk hold, the 13 fees and moiety 
extended at Gil. 10s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Brunham and Elyngham, 
in the same county, which the heirs of Baldwin de Eoseto hold, extended at 
50.S. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Sallying, in the same county, which Simon 
de Felbrigg holds, extended at 50s. yearly, a moiety of a fee in Hethill, in 
the same county, which the heirs of Eobert de Nevill hold, extended at SOs. 
yearly ; a fee in Hethill, in the same county, which Petcsr de la Penne holds, 
extended at ]00-(. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Jk-uncisthorp and Hedersetc, 
in the same county, which the heirs of Hugh de Pynkony hold, extended 



38 



CALEI^DAR 01^^ CLOSE KOLLS. 



1339. 



March 12. 
Winchester. 



Membrane 33 — cnnt. 

at 50.S. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Multon, in the same county, which the 
heirs of Guy de Verdoun hold, extended at 50n. yearly; a moiety of a fee 
in Sweyncsthorp in the same county, which the heirs of John dc Cursoun 
hold, extended at bOa. yearly ; a tenth part of a fee in Rughton and 
Weston in the same county, which Clement de Plumstede holds 
extended at 3.s'. yearly ; 3 fees in Estherlyngg and Little Massyngham, in 
the same county, which Simon de Felhrig holds, extended at 15/. yearly ; 
a fee in Ketryngham, in the same county, which the earl of Oxford holds, 
extended at lOO.s. yearly ; 3 fees in Uffeleye, co, Hertford, of 9 fees there 
which William de Ufl'cleye and Roger Bernard hold, the 9 fees extended at 
45/. yearly ; a fee in the same county which Roger son of Nicholas holds, 
extended at lOOs. yearly ; a tenth part of a fee in Willia, in the same 
county, which Colina de Wellia holds, extended at IOn. yearly ; a moiety of 
a fee in Weston, in the same county, which John de Burgo holds, extendai 
at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Dokesworth, co. Cambridge, which 
John Dabroun holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a fee in Chevele, in the 
same county, which Gilbert Pecche holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fee in 
Fulbourn, in the same county, which Walter do Maners holds, extended at 
100s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Trumpeton, in the same county, which 
Walter de J^ussey holds, extended at 50s. yearly ; a fee and the moiety of 
a fee in Brunhale, co. Northampton, which Henry Colevill holds, extended 
at 11. 10s. yearly ; a fee in Heyford, in the same county, which Roger de 
Ileyford holds, extended at lOO.s. yearly, a third part of a fee in Yelverton, 
in the same county, which the lady of Yelverton holds, extended at 84.s. 4'/. 
yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Yngwarby, co. Leicester, which Hugh de 
Vallibus holds, extended at 25.s. yearly, and a twentieth part of a fee in 
Chestreford, co. Essex, which Henry Baud holds, extended at 5s. yearly. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to John and Margaret the advowsons 
in that bailiwick of the following which the king has assigned to them, to 
wit : tliat of the priory of Dedenassch, co. Suttblk, extended at 20/. yearly ; 
that of Theber ton church, in the same county, extended at 40 marks yearly; 
that of Shadenfeld church, in the same county, extended at G marks yearly ; 
that of Cestirford church, co. Essex, extended at 28/. yearly; that of Suth- 
feld church, co. Norfolk, extended at 80 marks yearly ; that of Wostwyk 
cliurch, in the saine county, extended at 8 marks yearly ; that of Porynglond 
church, in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly ; that of Little 
Belyngham church, in tlie same county, extended at 40s. yeai'ly ; that of 
Rokelound church, in the same county, extended at 100s. yearly ; that of 
Holveston church, in the same county, extended at 406". yearly ; that of 
Aldeburgh church, in the same county, extended at 12 marks yearly ; that of 
Stirston church, in the same county, extended at 24 marks yearly ; that of 
Lopham church, in the same county, extended at 20 marks yearly ; that of 
Fornesote church, in the same county, extended at 80 marks yearly ; that 
of Hcthill church, in the same county, extended at 18 marks yearly; that 
of St. Peter's church. Long Stretton, in the same county, extended at t> 
marks yearly ; that of Little Waketon church, in the same county, 
extended at 40s. yearly; that of Great Waketon church, in the same cvninty, 
extended at 5 marks yearly ; that of Freton church, in the same county, 
extended at 8 marks yearly ; that of Estherlyng church, in the same county, 
extended at 18 marks yearly, and that of Denton church, in the sjuuo 
county, extended at 10 marks yearly, to wit every other time. 



MEMURANK 33. 

March 12. To the same. I^ike order to deliver to Kdwarvl do Monte Aouto and Alice 
Winchoritcr. his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas earl of Norfolk, the foUoNMUij 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 39 



1339. Membrane 32 — co7it. 

knights' fees, which the king has assigned to them with the assent of 
John de Segrave and Margaret his wife, to wit : 11 fees in Wadeton, co. 
Norfolk, of 22 fees there which William de Ros holds, the 22 fees extended 
at 100^. yearly ; 3 fees in Waketon, Thorp, Hales, Dycleburgh and Lodene, 
in the same county, which John de Segrave of Fulestan holds, extended at 
151. lO.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Bernyngham and Erpyngham, in the 
same county, which Robert de Brom holds, extended at 50.s. yearly ; a 20th 
part of a fee in Stokton, in the same county, which John Bygot holds, 
extended at 5s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Westderham, in the same 
county, which Peter de Pameworth holds, extended at SOs. yearly ; 8 fees in 
Brysyngham, in the same county, which John de Verdon holds, extended at 
40/. yearly ; a fee in Stirston, in the same county, which John de Herwastok 
holds, extended at lOOs. yearly ; a 20th part of a fee in Hethill, in the 
same county, which the master of the hospital of St. Giles, Norwich, holds, 
extended at lOOs. yearly; a fee and the moiety of a fee in Egfeld, in the same 
county, which the heirs of John de Claverynge hold, extended at 
71. lOs. yearly ; 5 fees in Rughton and Byston, in the same county, which 
the heirs of Thomas de Metton hold, extended at 25/. yearly; a fee in Stirston, 
in the same county, which the heirs of William de Boville hold, extended at 
lOO.s. yearly ; li fees in Senges, in the same county, which William de 
Calthorp holds, extended at 6/. 5.s. yearly ; ^f ths of a fee in Porynglond, in 
the same county, which the heirs of John de Claverynge hold, extended at 
4Z. 9s. 1(1. yearly ; 4 fees and a moiety of a fee in Fundenhale and Creyk, in 
the same county, of 13 fees and a moiety of a fee there which the heirs of 
Robert de Creyk hold, the 13 fees and moiety extended at 67/. lOs. yearly ; 
a fee in Yaxham in the same county, which John Curson holds, extended 
at lOO.s. yearly ; a fee in Senges, in the same county, which the abbot of 
Langelegh, the abbot of Sybbeton, the master of the hospital of St. Giles, 
Norwich, and Hervey de Stanhowe hold, extended at 100s. yearly ; 3 fees 
and a moiety of a fee in Pirhowe, in the same county, which the heirs of 
James de Creyk hold, extended at 17/. lOs. yearly ; 4 fees in Bradeleye, co. 
Suffolk, which John son of Thomas Botetourt holds, extended at 20/. 
yearly ; 3 fees in Uffeleye, co. Hertford, of 6 fees there which William de 
Uifeleye and Roger Bernard hold, the 9 fees extended at 45/. yearly ; a fee 
in Weston, in the same county, which Richard de Goya holds, extended at 
100s. yearly ; a fifth part of a fee in Hengsteworthe, in the same county, 
which William Baud holds, extended at 20.v. yearly ; a tenth part of a fee 
in Clothale, in the same county, which Richard de Mounchensy holds, 
extended at 10s. yearly ; a fee in Stagenhoo, co. Bedford, which John de 
Werdon holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fifth part of a fee in Hedyng- 
ham and a 40th part of a fee in Senges, co. Norfolk, and a third part of a 
fee in Slamundeseye, co. Essex, which Robert de Hedyngham holds, 
extended at 55s. lOil. yearly. 

March 12. To the same. Like order to deliver the following advowsons to Edward 
Winchester, and Alice, which the king has assigned to them, to wit : that of Weybrygge 
priory, co. Norfolk, extended at 40s. yearly ; that of Ersham church, in 
the same county, extended at 24 marks yearly ; that of Dychyngham 
church, in the same county, extended at 25 marks yearly ; that of Colby 
church, in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; that of Alby 
church, in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; that of Alde- 
burgh church, in the same county, extended at 15 marks yearly ; that of 
Wynston church, in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly ; that of 
Wyndele church, in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly, thatof Gymyng- 
hain church, in the same county, extended at lOO.s. yearly; that of Aldeby 
church, in the same county, extended at marks yearly ; that of Rcdenhale 



40 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. M<')nbra)u' 32 — cont. 

church, in the same county, extended at 35 marks yearly ; that of Bungeyc 
priory, co. Suffolk, extended at 40/. yearly; that of Ikene church, in the 
same county, extended at 10 nuirks yearly ; that of BromesAvalle church, in 
the same county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; that of Keleshale church, in 
the same county, extended at 20/. yearly ; that of Tunstall church, in the 
same county, extended at 15 marks yearly ; that of Eyk church, in the 
same county, extended at 15 marks yearly, and that of Clopton church, in 
the same county, extended at 25 marks yearly. 

Memoramhim that the partitions of the said fees and advowsons were not 
made according to the extent, made after the earl's death, by the common 
assent of the heirs and parceners, and the partitions are delivered to 
chancery, as appears by the schedules sewed to the inquisitions. 

April 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Beikhamp' exaction made upon John de Hampton, Walter de Escote, Thomas de 
stead. Baddeby and Walter Wodelok to render their account, as although the 
king appointed them to take inquisitions in co. Southampton concerning 
wool in that county and co. Wilts which remained at Southampton after 
the town was burned by the enemy and of those who carried away that 
wool, and to arrest all such wool and cause it to be kept for the king's use 
and to do other things contained in the king's letters patent, the execution 
of the commission has not been made, but the said letters and the close 
writ directed to the sheriff of Southampton under wax have been surrendered 
to chancery, and the king has caused them to be cancelled on the chancery 
rolls. By C. 

Api-il 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Beikhamp- Order to give payment or an assignment to John de Norwico for 

stead. 1506Z. 19s. 8f/. in which the king is bound to him for his wages and those 

of his men for the time when he was in the king's service in Gascony, as 

may fully appear by letters patent in his possession under the seal of the 

constable of Bordeaux. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Oliver de Burdeg[alia] the king's yeomen, of the sums of the tenths, 
twelfths and other quotas granted by the community of the realm from 
25 December in the 1st year of the reign, by reason of his moveable goods, 
charging him with such quotas from 12 July last, as on the said 25 
December the king granted that he should be free of such quotas for life, 
and on 12 July last it was ordained by the king and council that such 
grants should be revoked. By C. 

April 8. To Thomas de Melchbourn of Lenue. Order to cause all the corn 

Beikhamp- purveyed by him in co. Huntingdon to be carried with all speed to the 

stead. pQi-t yf Orwell and delivered there by indenture to William de Walyngford, 

receiver of the king's victuals or to his attorney, and if they aiv not present, 

to John do Molyns and John de Charnelcs by indenture. 

By bill of the tivasuivr. 

April 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamlx>rlaias. 

Bcrkhamp- Ordei* to give payment or assignment to William do rorshor of London 
stead. of 250/. for Easter term last as the king is bound to him in lOiW. loW. 
for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea for the king's use, as apix'ai-s by 
nn indenture between him and Reginald do Conductu and John do la 
VoV\ supplying the place of William de la Polo, receivers of such >\ix^l. luid 
on 12 May last the kin^ promised to pay 600/. thereof one half at Easter 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



41 



1339. Mniibyane d2—cont. 

and the residue at Easter following, and caused other letters to be made for 
him to have allowance for the remaining 530Z. 15^(7. in the subsidy and 
custom on his wool w^hich he shall take out of the port of London. I3y C. 



MEMBRANE 31. 



Jan. 25. 
Kennington. 



Jan. 25. 

Kenuin''ton. 



March 5. 
Bjfleet. 



Jan. 2. J. 
Kennington: 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne. Order to deliver to 
William de la Pole, the king's merchant, or his attorney all customs and 
subsidies in that port, by indenture,inaccordance with the king's letters grant- 
ing him the customs and subsidies in the said port and the ports of NeAvcastle- 
upon-Tyne, Hertilpol, Kyngeston-upon-HulI, Boston, Yarmouth, Ipswich, 
Sandwich, London, Southampton, Chichester, Exeter, Wynchelse and 
Bristol to hold until he is fully satisfied for the sums which he has lent to 
the king, so that he answ.er to the king for what he receives and provided 
that 20s. a sack in the customs and subsidy due to the king are allowed to 
merchants of the realm who have entrusted to the king their wool at 
Durdraght for a certain sum of money, until Michaelmas next, and after 
that date 40s. a sack. By K. 

The like to the collectors in the ports of Newcastle and other ports 
aforesaid. 

To the controller of the customs and subsidy in the port of Lenne. 
Order to cause one part of the king's seal called ' coket ' in that port, to be 
delivered to William or his attorney, so that nothing shall be sealed there 
without the controller's presence, and in all other things to do w^hat 
pertains to his office. By K. 



The like to the controllers in the other ports aforesaid. 



ByK. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne and to the weigher 
(tfonatori) of w'ool there. Order not to weigh any wool in that port without 
the presence of William or his attorney, to be warned by them. By K. 



The like to the collectors and weighers in the other ports. 



ByK. 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause all the issues of the customs and subsidy in 
that port to be kept for the king's use and not to deliver them to William 
de la Pole, the king's merchant, or to the merchants of the society of the 
Bardi until so ordered and to keep a part of the coket seal in that port 
which is under William's seal, in their custody, so that it shall not be 
opened or anything scaled therewith save in the presence of William, or his 
attorney, as the king granted William the customs and subsidy in that port, 
but it has been ordained for certain causes brought before the council that 
all the issues in that port shall be kept by the collectors and shall not be 
delivered to William or the merchants to whom the king previously granted 
them, until the king has ordered otherwise and that the part of the coket 
seal in the possession of the collectors shall remain in their custody imdor 
the seal of William or of John de la Pole his attorney. By C. 

To Peter Bync and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi. 
Order to deliver by indenture to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, 
the half of the coket seal of the port of Southampton in their custody, ])y 
reason of an assignment upon the customs there which the king made to them, 
to hold until he is fully satisfied for the money which he has lent to the 
king. By K. 



42 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



April 1. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



1330. Mvmhrane 31 — cont. 

'March 20. To tho collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
Micheklevcr. of London. Order to cause the seal called ' cokot ' in that port to be 
opened and to permit all those who wish to take wool, hides and wool- fells 
to tho staple at Andcwerp, to do so, receiving from native merchants \0x. 
on each sack of wool, 4/. on each last of hides and lOs. on every 300 fells 
taken out, and from alien merchants OOs. a sack of wool, 6L a last of hides 
and GO.s. for every 300 wool-fc41s for custom and subsidy, taking security 
that they will not take the wool etc. elsewhere than to the staple, because 
the king has ordained that the passage of wool, hides and wool-fells to that 
staple is open. By K. and C. 

The like to the several collectors in the ports of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
Ilertilpol, Kyngeston-upon-Hull, Boston, Lenne, Jernemuth, Ipswich, 
Wynchelse, Sandwich, Southampton, Bristol, Chichester and Exeter. 

By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to 
William do Sygcston by indenture all the customs and subsidies in that 
port granted to William do la Pole the king's merchant, as Robert de 
Denton, whom that merchant (being in parts beyond the sea) appointed as 
his attorney, has deputed William de Sygeston to receive the said customs 
and subsidy. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports, ' unttatis mutandU,'' to 
wit: — 

The collectors in the port of Exeter for William de Sigeston. 

The collectors in the ports of Wynchelse and Chichester for Gilbert 

de Coventre. 
The collectors in the port of Sandwich for Henry Russel. — The 

chancellor received the person deputed by Robert de Denton, 

general attorney of William do la Pole. 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for William Fitz 

Dieu. 
The collectors in the port of Hertilpol for William Fitz Dieu. — John 

de Sancto Paulo received the person deputed by the said attorney. 

March 9. To the bailifTs of Boston of John duke of Britanny and earl of Richemund. 

Guildfonl. Order to cause all the goods and merchandise of men and merchants of the 
towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll Staver[den] , Camp, Lubyk, Strelsonde and 
Rostok in Almain found in Boston, to be arrested up to the sum of 30(.V. 
without delay, and detained until satisfaction is made to John de Nesbyt 
of Hertilpole and John Lambe of Great Yarmouth for 'dOOl. of 800/. the 
value of a ship and the goods therein taken from them by men of those 
towns [see at pofie 29 above] . The king has sent like orders : to the mayor 
and bailitTs of l\,onne for 200/. ; to tho bailiffs of Blakoneye for 50/. ; to 
the mayor and bailitls of Kyngeston-upon-Hull for 100/. ; to the bailitls of 
Ravenesore for 50/. ; to tho bailifts of Scardeburgh for 80/. ; to the mayor 
and bailiffs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for 80/. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE 30. 



April 8. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. C)rdor to reoene 

Borkhaiui). from Walter de Mordon of London, 20v'<. for custom and subsidy on every 

steail. f,^gi^ of jjig wool which he shall take out of tho realm before \(ichaelmHs 

next allowing him the rouuuniug 20^. and the entire custom and subsidy 

after that feast until he is satisfied for 82/. 2ci. Hi/, tu which the kiug is 



18 EDWAJID III.— Part 1. 



43 



1339. 



April 14. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 
April 22. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 
April 18. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 6. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 

April 14. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



April 21. 

Berkharnp- 
stcad . 



M('tii}iy(i)ii' 30 — c(i)it. 

bound to him for his wool scut to the king to parts beyond the sea, according 
to the king's grant to him, provided that they take his oath not to take 
any wool but his own and to commit no fraud in the matter and to tal<o 
the wool to the staple at Andewerp. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the collectors for the said Walter for an allowance of G3^. 9s'. 
in the port of London. By the keeper and C. 

To tlie same. Like order in fa\'our of Thomas de Swanland of London 
for 227^. 10s. Sd. bought of him by John de Kent of London, to be allowed 
him in the custom and subsidy on his wool taken out of the realm 
under the form contained in other letters patent concerning such allowances. 

By the keeper and C. 

Vacated because it iras surrendered and the creditors of Thomas Iiare 

another u-rit of allowance for the sum contained in that writ uwl fir 

421. 13v. 9'/. in another writ enrolled below: the writ of allowance for tlie 

total su)us is enrolled in the Patent Roll for merchants in tlie IStli year. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Thomas Curteys of Brykelesworth 
for 149/. 4s. 1(/. By the keeper and C. 

The following have like orders : — 

Henry le Fissher of Keteryngg for 123L 2s. 3d. in the port of London. 

Philip Cheyne of Lodelawe for 24Z. 4.s. 10'/. in the same port. 

By the keeper and C. 

William de Byriton of Shrewsbury for 210Z. Qs. 3d. in the same port. 

•John de Foriete of Shrewsbury, merchant, for 2921. 12s. llil. in the 
same port. By the keeper and C. 

John Hosebond of London for ISGl. 15s. 2d. in the same port. 

•John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for 69/. 9s. 6'/. in the port of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Thomas de Toltham of Coventry 
for .589/. 10-s. 111. as Reginald de Conductu and Jolin de la Pole received 
wool from him to the value of 8Hil. 10s. Id., and he has asserted that 295/. 
thereof are owing to John de Leycestr [ia] , canon of Lichefeld, for such 
wool bought from him by Thomas. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Thomas de Swanlond of London 
or 121. 13.S. 9'/. for wool bought of him by Robert Wynehelm of London. 

By the keeper and C. 

Vacated because it iras surrendered and the creditors of 2 ho>nas hare another 
writ of allowance for the sum in the irrit and for 2211. lUs. Qd. in another 
writ for Thomas enrolled nhore,containiu;f that this writ of alloirance for the 
total sums is enrolled in the Patent Kollfor merchants of the 13th j/ear. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order of allowance of 20s. a sack on the custom and subsidy 
of wool up to Michaelmas next, and of the entire custom and subsidy after 
that date, according to the ordinance of the council, in favour of Thomas de 
Harewold of London for 25^. Gs. being a moiety of 50/. 12.s., the value of 
12 Hacka 34 cloves of his wool taken by John de Grantham and his fellows, 
appointed to take wool in co. Sussex, as the king promised that one moiety 



41 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Membrmie 80 — cont. 



should be p:ranted to him at Michaelmas next and the residue at the Puri- 
fication following, and Thomas has besought the king to order an 
allowance to be made to him for the first moiety, as aforesaid. 

By the keeper and C 



MEMBRANE 29. 



April 11. 

Bei"kh;inip- 

steacl. 



April 8. 

Berkhamp- 

btcad. 



April 12. 
Berkhamp- 

steail. 



April 12. 

Berklmmp 
stead. 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells and of the 
subsidy in the port of London. Writ of allowance in the custom and 
subsidy to William de Stanos and William Aunsard for the sums which 
they shall be found to have paid to John Dardiles, Gaillard de Cavernes, 
Peter de Pcrgiis, William Lando, Peter de r>layc, Anumeuus Arayner, 
Arbeus de Clanyou, William de Empyn, Arnald de la Baste, Peter de 
Byrak, Eyeinus Estermor, and Eykeinus Rolond, merchants of the duchy 
[of Aquitaine] for 408/. 18n. li(/. due to them for wine bought of them 
by Michael Mynyot, the king's butler, as the king ordered the collectors 
to satisfy the merchants for that sum [a.s at })a;je 21 above] and the 
merchants cannot obtain payment on account of assignments made upon 
the custom and subsidy and William and William have undertaken to 
satisfy them at their request and that of the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit William de Stanes to latle in the port of 
London 50 sacks of wool Avhich he ought to lade in the port of Boston, 
to take them to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and 
subsidy, in accordance with the king's grant to him so to take 100 sacks, 
50 from the port of London and 50 from the port of Boston, paying 40s. 
a sack for the custom and subsidy to William de North well, keeper of the 
wardrobe, as William has paid the said 40->'. and has surrendered to chancery 
the writ sent to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston, beseeching 
the king to permit him to lade all the wool at London since there is no 
provision of wool for him in the parts of Boston. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to receive from 
Roger de Wolesthorp of Grantham 20n. for subsidy and custom on each 
sack of his wool taken out of the realm before Michaelmas next, allowing 
them the remaining 20s. until that feast and the whole of the custom 
and subsidy thereafter according to the ordinance of the king and council, 
until he is fully satisfied 2185/. 8s. Sil., as the king was lately bound to him in 
2735/. 8.S. 8(/. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and on 12 May 
last the king granted that he should have allowance in the custom and 
subsidy on his wool sent from that port after St. Peter ad Vincula last, and 
because he afterwards surrendered the writ to chancery to be cancelled and 
acknowledged there that 200/. were owing to Robert Vlf of Grantham , 
200/. to John de Chesterton of Grantham and 200/. to Edmund son of 
John de Corby for such wool bought from them by him and that the 
remaining 2185/. reserved to him, the king granted that ho should have 
allowance for that sum as aforesaid, and now it is ordained by the king and 
council that merchants having such allowance shall pay 20s. on each saek 
until Michaelmas next. P>y the keeinn* and C. 

]'acati'il because it uas surrendered anil is otherwise btloiv. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Robert Ulf of Grantham for 300/. 
for wool bought from him by Roger do Wolesthorp of Grantham as afoivsaid. 

l>y the keeiKH- auvl C. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



45 



1339. 



March 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 



The like for John cle Chesterton of Grantham for 200/. ) t> i.u i . t p 
The like for Edmund son of John de Corby for 200/. I ^J^J^e keeper and L. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Like order in favour of William de Stanes for 178/. 15.s. 2^(1. as 
Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole, supplying the place of William 
de la Pole, receivers of the king's wool, received such wool from Robert de 
Weston of Shrewsbury, merchant, and William de Stanes to the value of 
357/. lO.s. 5r/. and Richard de Weston and Robert de Golden, chaplain, 
executors of Robert's will, and William asserted before the king in chancery 
that 178/. 15.S. 2hd. of that sum were owing to Richard and Robert and 
John de Tour and Hugh le Dunfowe of Shrewsbury, their co-executors, and 
the remainder was due to William de Stanes. By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 28. 



April 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



May 13. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

May 30. 
Berkhamp- 

Ktead. 
June 16. 
Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Like order in favour 
of William Boox of London and William de Stanes of London for 
60/. 18.S'. 11(1. in which the king is bound to them for their wool sent to parts 
beyond the sea. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Like 
order 'mutatis mutandis' in favour of Robert de Penryth of Newcastle-upon- 
Tyne for 72/. 10s. Gd., as the king was bound to them in 145/. 13(/. for his 
wool, and he has asserted in chancery that 72/. lO.s. Id. of that sum are due 
to Laurence de Duresme for such wool bought from him by Robert. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Like order for Laurence for the said 72/. 10^. Id. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order in favour 
of Richard Pepcr of Al)yndon for 60/. 15.s. 10*/. for wool bought of him 
by Hugh de Colnham of Aljyndon for the king's use. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-HuIl. Like 
order in favour of Henry Howys of Derby for 86/. 17.s. 5*/. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order in favour 
of Thomas Reyner of Harcbergh for 300/. as the king v/as bound to liiiii in 
52;}/. lis. iid. for such wool, and he has acknowledged in chancciy that 
22):;/. 14s. iid, of that sum are due to John Chapman of Stouton for such 
wool bought of him by Thomas. ]'>y the keeper and C. 

Like order to the same in favour of John Chapman of Stonton for 
223/. Us. '6d. By the keeper and C. 



mp:mdjiane 27. 



June 24. 

Berkh.'irnp- 
Btead. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. liike order in favoiu* 
of John de Burstall for 75/. 16.s. 8^/., as tlie king was bound to Henry de 
Tideswell of Staunford in 4130/. 15.;. 2d. for his wool sent to parts beyond 
the sea, and Henry has asserted in chancery that of that sum 121/. lO.s-. Id. 
arcdueto RolK;rt Scarlo, 75/. 16.s.8^/. to Johndo Hui-stall, 68/.5.<>-. 9r/. toiiicliaid 
Bcarle, 55/. to Henry Lavender and Jolm Sliipman of Lincoln, 100/. to 



46 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



233c) McDibranc 27 — cant. 

Robert Quarcl, 100/. to John RurRcis, 28/. IGs. 81L to Walter son of Richard 
(Ig Saxelhy, -17/. ll.s. to Roger de Walkynoham, G2/. 17.s'. 2*/. to Henry de 
I'^delynton. 121/. 18.s-. 1(/. to Walter de Scotilthorp, 109/. 17n. 10<I. to Henry 
de Cluisterfeld, to Robert de Asshebourn 100/. to Robert Pynson 51/. Ss., to 
John de Wentlond 19/. ls,2il., to Henry de Manfeld 50/. for such wool bought 
from them by Henry de Tydeswell, and that the residue of 28-13/. ll.v. 3(/. 
is due to the said Henry. By p.?. 

June 80. To the collectors of customs in the ]Hn-t of Kyngeston-upon-HuU. Like 

Beikhanip- order in favour of Henry de Tideswell of Stamford for 558/. 4.v. Oi</., as on 
stead. 12 May last the king granted that he should have allowance for the 
2848/. U.S. 8(/. due to him [as abure] in the custom and subsidy, 1848/. 
ll.s'. 8'/. in the port of Boston and the remaining 1000/. in the port of 
Kyngeston, and 104/. 18s. lOhl. of the 2848/. llx. 8(/. are allowed to Henry 
in the port of Boston, as the collectors of customs there have certified, and 
Henry has surrendered the letters of allowance to chancery to be cancelled and 
has acknowledged in chancery that of the remaining 2788/. 17.'>'. 4*(/. there 
are due to Robert de Pakington of Stamford, lOOZ. ; to Roger Simond of 
Grantham (JO/., to Cicely late the yv'de of John Ferour of Grantham 
85Z. 18.S. 4(/.,to Thomas Pardoun of Grantham 100/., to Robert de Dynington 
of Grantham 92/., to John de Notingham of Uppingham, 100/., to William 
de Ebor[aco] of Lincoln 140/., to Nicholas de Tevelby of Lincoln 1G5/., to 
the abbot of Kirkestede 228/. and to the abbot of Revesby 115/. and the 
remaining 1558/. is. Oi(/. are due to Henry de Tiddeswell, and the king 
granted that he should have allowance for the same, in the port of Boston 
of 1000/. and in the port of Kyngeston of the remaining 5381. is. Oi(/. 

By the keeper and C. 
Vacated because it iras siirrendereil and is otheruise below for the 1000/. but 
the urits for the othi r jn-rsons mentioned remain in force. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Boston for 1000/. 

The like to the same collectors in favour of Robert de Pakyngton, 
Roger Simond, Cicely, Thomas Pardoun, Robert de Bynington, John de 
Notyngham, William de Ebor[aco] and Nicholas de Tevelby for the sums 
due to them. By the keeper and C. 

June 6. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wood-fells in the port 

Berkhamp- of London. Like order in favour of Robert Bruton of Chepyngnorton for 
stead. 87/. O.s. 5(/., as Robert de Popham, Nicholas de Excestr[ia] and their fellows, 
appointed to take a moiety of wool for the king's use in co. Southampton, 
charged themselves with 11 sacks 28 cloves of best ' Coteswold ' wck>1 at 
G/. Gs. 8(/. a sack, received from John Gabriel and his fellows, merchants 
appointed to buy a certain number of sacks of wool in that county, of the 
wool of Robert Bruton, as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer sent into chancery, and Robert has besought the 
king to satisfy him for the price of his wool, extended at 74/. On. lOt/., and 
the king granted that he should have allowance of one half of that sum in 
the custom and subsidy on his wool taken out of that port to wit. of )i(h. a 
sack on wool taken out before Michaelmas next, and of the entire custom 
and subsidy after that feast, until he is satisfied for the said 87/. Os. 5*/. 

l^y C. 

MEMllHASK JC. 

July IG. To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenuo. Like oiilor in fa\om: 

Utiikluiiini- of William But of Norwich for UK)/, as the king was bound to him in 

stoail. 310/. 12.S, Id. for his wool, and the king granted that the sum should Ih) 



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47 



1339. Mevihmnc 26 — cont, 

allowed them on the custom and subsidy on his wool taken from the port 
of Great Yarmouth, and he received allowance for 14/. 3.s. lOf '/. as is found 
by the certificate of the collectors in the said port and besought the king- 
that he might have a like allowance for the remainder, 202/. 8.s. H\iL in 
the port of Great Yarmouth and 100/. in the port of Lenne, and the king 
granted his request. By the keeper and C. 

Like order to the collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth in favour of 
William But, for the said 202/. 8.s-. Q\d. 

June 24. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order in favour 

Berkhamp- of Roger de Wolesthorp of Grantham for 2135/. 8.s. 8(/., as the king was 

stead. bound to him in 2735/. 8*-. 8(/. for his wool, and he acknowledged in 

chancery that 200/. thereof were due to Robert Ulf of Grantham, 200/. 

to John de Chesterton of Grantham, and 200/. to Edmund son of John de 

Corby for such wool bought of them by Roger. By K. and C. 

July 16. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 

Kennington. of London. Like order in favour of Roger ate Ponde of London of 26/. 
lis. 9|(/., as the king was bound to him in 37/. 8.s\ 9'/. for his wool, as the 
king granted him an allowance in the custom and subsidy of his wool taken 
from that port, and he received allowance of 10/. 16s. 11^^/. as is found by 
the collectors' certificate sent into chancery, and he afterwards surrendered 
the king's letters of allowance to chancery to be cancelled, and besought 
the king to grant him a like allowance for the remaining 26/. lis. 9f (/. 

ByC. 

Sept. 3. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order in 

Windsor. favour of John de Corne, of Lodelawe, for 31/. 3s. 6(/. in which the king is 

bound to him for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea. By K. and C. 

Sept. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Like 

Kennington. order in favour of John de Scardebourgh, merchant, for 19/. 4s. 8(/. for 

such wool. By the keeper and C. 



July 26. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 3. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRAl^E 25. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Like order in favour of Jordan de Shepeye of Coventry for 
1687/. O.v. 11^'/., as the king was bound to him in 1738/. 12s. 6^/. for his 
wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and the king granted him an allowance 
therefor in the custom and subsidy on his wool taken from the port of 
London, and he received allowance for 57/. lis. 6id., as is found by the 
certificate of the collectors sent into chancery, and he surrendered the king's 
letters of allowance to chancery to be cancelled, and besought the king to 
grant him such allowance for the remaining 1687/. Os. 11^(/. By C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Nicholas Dcvenyssh for what 
remains of 357^ 2s. 3'/. of his wool after having allowed him the subsidy 
and custom of 40s. a sack of wool and 4Z. a last of hides and 40s. for every 
300 wool fells of 60 sacks and 10 lasts of hides and 2000 wool fells which 
he shall take to the staple at Andewerp, as the king granted that he 
should have allowance in the custom and su})sidy in tlie port of Southampton, 
to wit 20s. a sack from St. Peter ad Vincula until MicliaclmaH next, and 
the whole custom and sul)sidy from that time, until the total sum was 
allowed to liim, and the king ordered the collectors in the port of Soutli- 
aiiipton to cause this to be done, and afterwards, subsequent to the order of 



48 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339 ]\[i')iibranc 25 — cont. 

the king and council conccmiing such allowances, Nicholas survenderecl the 
letters to chancery to be cancelled and besought the king to grant him 
allowance to lade as many sacks whereof the custom and subsidy would 
amount to the said sum, in the port of London before Michaelmas, and 
take them to the said staple, as he was elected mayor of Winchester for the 
current year and was charged by the council to repair the walls of the 
city and cause it to be suliiciently enclosed, and to cause the men of the city 
to he arrayed and supplied with competent arms and the city to be safely 
guarded against hostile attacks, and that competent remuneration should be 
made to him by the king, and the mayor has fulfilled all the premises, not 
without great labour and expense ; the king therefore granted that he should 
lade 60 sacks of his wool, 10 lasts of hides and 2000 fells in that port and 
take them to the staple, the custom and subsidy being allowed to him as 
aforesaid, although they wore taken out of the realm before Michaelmas. 

By the keeper and C. 

Sept. 21. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order in 
Windsor. favour of John de Weston of Shrewsbury for 29/. IS.s. 5'/. in which the 
king is bound to him for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the same in favour of John Champion of Shrewsbury for 
75/. 13s. 1(/. By the keeper and C. 

The like ' nnitati,^ niKtandi.-i' to the same in favour of Henry Vinter of 
Northampton for 29/. 6s. 10</. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 24 

Aug. 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order in favour 

Windsor. fo Elias de Merssheton of co. Lincoln for 95/. 2.s'. l.v/. for such wool, as the 
king was bound to him in 115/. 16s. and on 12 May in the 12th year of 
the reign the king promised to pay him 60/. thereof and granted him letters 
patent for the remaining 85/. 16^. in the custom and subsitly of wool taken 
from that port after St. Peter ad Yincula in that year, and he had allow- 
ance of 50/. I'ds. 10i(/. there as is found by the collectors' certificate sent 
into chancery, and now he has surrendered the letters of allowance and of 
payment to cliancery to bo cancelled and has besought the king to cause 
allowance to be made to him in the custom and subsidy for the remaining 
95/. 2s. lid. due to him. By the keeper. 

Aug. 12. To the same. Whereas the king was bound to William de Pershoro 

Windsor. of London, deceased, in 1030/. ISj^d. for his wool sent to parts Ivyond 
the sea and received by indenture by lU\ginuld de Conduotu and John 
de la Pole supplying the place of William de la Pole and on 12 May 
in the 12th year of the reign the king granted that William should havo 
allowance for 530/. 15f(/. of that sum in the custom and subsidy on '• 
wool taken fioni the port of London after St. Peter ad Vinoida iu t; ... 
year, and the king caused letters of obligation to bo made them for the 
remaining 500/. to bo paid at certain term^ ; and afterwards at the suit of 
the men of Ghent in Flaiidi IS besi-eching the king to oompt'l William to 
pay certain great simis in which he was bound to (loramus de Sorl'iilktrs 
and James do Sablon, merchunts of (ihont. whieh he ought to havr 
t'jrms then past, the king appointed Thomas tie Unntonand lu . : . ... 
Askeby, his clerks, to examine tho matter and certify the king thon>ujxuj, 
William being too sick to travail concerning tho matter, and the clerks 



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1339. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 



returned that William acknowledged before them that he owed to Geramus 
and James liOL for one cause and 360/. for another, which he ought to 
have paid to them at terms long past, and he has not paid them, but con- 
fessed that he had delivered certain letters of obligation of the king made 
to him for his wool to Geramus and James for security, and besought the 
king to cause the money to be paid to them ; the king considering the 
present friendliness of the men of Flanders to him, and because the said 
merchants have surrendered the king's letters of allowance and payment afore- 
said to chancery to be cancelled, and because it is ordained that merchants 
who have letters of allowance shall pay a moiety of the custom and subsidy 
due until Michaelmas next, granted to Geramus and James permission 
to lade their own wool until the custom and subsidy thereon, which 
alien merchants are bound to pay, amounted to the said sum of 1,030/. 
lo^d., in the ports of London and Boston, and to take it to the staple at 
Andewerp, and to have allowance of 293/. 8s. Off/, of that sum in the 
subsidy and custom on their wool taken from Boston, for one moiety until 
Michaelmas and for the whole after that feast, until the sum is fully 
allowed, so that the other moiety shall be paid to the collectors ; the king 
therefore orders the collectors to cause such allowance to be made, up to 
293/. 8s. Of'/., receiving a moiety as aforesaid, and to cause the king's 
letters patent to be endorsed with the allowances made, and to receive the 
letters of acquittance of Geramus and James, provided that they shall take 
oath to take nothing but their own wool and to take it to the staple and 
not elsewhere. By the keeper and C. 

Vacated because it was surrendered, and they have a writ of allowance for that 

sum in the port of London, as appears on the Close Boll of the lith year 

under date 26 February. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order ' vintatis 
mutandis ' to cause the remaining 736/. 13s. Qd. to be allowed to Geramus 
and James. By the keeper and C. 

ME3IBEANE 23. 

Aug. 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and Avool-fells in the port 

Windsor. of London. Whereas the king is bound to Robert Inkepenne of Winchester 
in 408L 13s. 10'/. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea and received by 
indenture by Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole, and the king 
granted him allowance of 20s. a sack in the custom and subsidy on his 
wool taken out of that port after 8t. Peter ad Vincula in the 12th year of 
the reign until Michaelmas following, and of the whole custom and subsidy 
from that time, until 300^. should be allowed to him, and ordered the 
collectors to cause this to be done ; and after the ordinance concerning such 
allowances, Robert besought the kmg that as 285/. were still due to him, 
and that he was staying in ports beyond the sea from Michaelmas in the 
11th year of the reign until St. Lawrence following for the king's benefit, 
at great expense and labour, he would gr;int him permission to load wool 
and wool-fells in that port before Michaelmas whereon the custom and 
subsidy would reach 285/. and take them to the staple at Andewerp 
allowing the custom and subsidy to him in full satisfaction of the said 300/. ; 
the king therefore orders the collectors to cause such allowance to be made 
for 50 sacks and 1000 wool-fells, and if Robert wishes to take wool beyond 
that amount to allow 20s. on each sack until Michaelmas and the whole 
custom and subsidy after that date for what is lacking of the 300/., causing 
the letters patent to be endorsed with the allowances made, receiving the 
customary oath from Robert. By C. 

1C034 D 



50 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Aug. 80. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



}fciiihrc()ic 23 — cont. 

To the collectors of tho custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Like order in favour of Richard de Hakeneyo of London to 
whom tho king is bound in 251/. IJ.*/. for his wool, and to whom the king 
gave a like allowance in that port and afterwards granted hiui permission 
to load 50 sacks of his wool in that port before Michaelmas and take it to 
the staple at Andowerp, allowing him the custom and subsidy due thereon. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of ciistonis in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Order 
to cause 20.s'. a sack of the custom and subsidy until Michaelmas next, and 
the entire custom and subsidy after that date to be allowed on the wool 
which Robert de Durham, merchant of Durham, and \Villiam Buk of 
Leybourn shall take from that port, until 52/. G.s-. 8</. are fully allowed to 
them, as the king is bound to them in that sum for their wool sent to parts 
beyond the sea, and has made them the said allowance in accordance with 
the ordinance concerning such allowances. By C. 



MKMDliANE 22. 

July 24. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Like order in favour 

Kenningtou. of Henry de Tideswell of Staunford for 1000/. as the king was bound to him 
in 4i30/. 15.S-. 2(/. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and he asserted 
in chancery that of that sum there were due to Robert Scarle 121/. 10<. Id., 
to John de Burstall 75/. 16.s. 8'/., to Richard Scarle 08/. 5v. [)tl., to Henry 
Lavender and John Shipman of Lincoln 55/., to Robert Quarell 100/., 
to John Burgeys 100/., to Walter son of Richard de Saxelby 23/. 16.*. SiL, 
to Roger de ^Valkyngham -ill. lis., to Henry de Edelyngton 62Z. 17s. ICkl., 
to Robert de Asshebourn 100^, to Robert Pynson 51/. 'ds., to John de 
Wentlond -idl. Is. 2(1. and to Henry de Manfeld 500/. for such wool bought 
from them by Henry de Tideswell, to whom the remaining 28i3/. lis. 8(/. 
were due, and the king granted that he should have allowance in the 
custom and subsidy on his wool taken from the ports of Boston and 
Kyngeston upon Hull, 18J3/. lis. Sd. at Boston and 1000/. at Kyngeston, 
and Henry surrendered the letters of allowance to cb.ancery to be cancelled 
after having received allowance for 104/. 13s. 10i(/., in the port of Boston, 
as the collectors of customs tbere have certified in chancery, and he 
acknowledged that of the 2738/. 17s. ihd. remaining there were due to 
Robert do Pakyngton of Staunford 100/., to Roger Simond of Grantham, 
GO/., to C'icoly late the wife of John Ferour of Cirantham 85/. 13*. 4(/., to 
Thomas Pardoun of Grantham 100/., to Robert de I'ynyngton of Griuitham 
92/., to John de Notyni^ham of I'lipingliam 100/., to William do Ebor l^acol 
of Lnicoln 1 10/., to Nicliolas do Tevclby of Lincoln 1G5/., to the abbot of 
Kirkostode 223/. and to tho abbot of Rovesby 115/. for such wool knight of 
them by Henry do Tideswell, to whom tho rouuiining- 1558/. 4s. Oul. were 
du3; and the king' granted that lienry sIkhiUI have allow.au'o in tho custom 
an I subsidy on his wool taken out of tho aforesaid ports, 1000/. at Barton 



and 



o'oSl. -is. Oi(/. at Kyngeston. 



By the koojvr and C. 



MEMDRASE 21. 

May 10. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an assign- 

13erkhamj- HDiit to John do rult(uu\vo, Iviiight, for 102/. 4s. lUt/. lor Kastor tonu hist. 

btead. as tho king was bound to William do Staiuvs of liondon in20l/. Is. lid. for 

hii wool sent to parts beyond tho sea and dolivoryil to Uegunvld de 

Cjnductu and John do la Pole, the king's roceivors there, and tho kiuj; 



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61 



1339, 



}[cinhrane 21 — cont. 

granted William de Stanes an allowance of that sum in the subsidy and 
custom ou his wool taken from the port of London, and he surrendered the 
letters to chancery to be cancelled and acknowledged before tlio chancellor 
that the said sum was owing to John for such wool bought from him by 
William, and on 2 March last the king promised to pay the said sum to 
John at Easter and the Easter following in two equal instalments. 



May 11. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 20. 

Berkhanjp- 

stead. 



July 10. 
Kennii'.gton. 



July 18. 

Kennirit'toii. 



To the same. Like order in favour of John, in accordance with a grant 
made on 21 Febraary last, for 41^. 17s. 8(/. for Easter tcrrn last of 89^. 15.s. 
M. for wool bought of him by John de Northburgh and Richard de 
Toryngtou. 

To the same. Like order in favour of John de Leycestr [ia] , canon of 
Lichefeld, in accordance with a grant made on 14 April last, for 147/. 10s. 
for the term of the morrow of the Ascension last, of 295Z. for his wool bought 
of him by Thomas de Toltham of Coventry, being part of wool to the value 
of 884Z. 10s. Id. received by the king from Thomas, who has acknowledged 
in chancery that 295Z. thereof are due to John. The king has promised 
that the other moiety shall be paid at Easter following. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to allow to 
John Geflfray of Shrousbury, executor of the will of Thomas Geffray of 
Shrousbury 20s. on the custom and subsidy on his wool taken from that 
port until Michaelmas next, and the entire custom and subsidy from that 
date, until 188/. 19s. Id. are allowed to him, in accordance with the 
ordinance of the council upon such allowances and with the king's grant to 
John of such an allowance, of a sum of 336/. 3s. 2d. in which the king was 
bound to Thomas for his wool sent to the parts of Holand and Seland and 
received there by indenture by Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the following collectors, to wit : — 

To the collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for William de la 
Pole of Kyngeston upon Hull, merchant, for 18GZ. 7s. Ck/. 

By the keeper and C. 



The collectors in the port of Boston for 

Htaunford for 1000/. 
Vacated because otherwise above. 



Henry do Tydeswell of 
By the keeper and C . 



July 30. 

I'eikhaiup- 
siead. 



To the collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like order in 
favour of Hugh Cokhevede of Barton upon Humbre for 700/., as the king 
was bound to him in 2310/. 83. Id. for his wool sent to parts beyond the 
sea, and Hugh has asserted in chancery that of that sum there are due to 
John Skire of Barton 17G/. 5s., to Thomas do Kokyngfeld of Barton 
102/. VZh. Hd., to Simon Cokliovcdo 07/. 10s. 8'/., to Thomas del Bank of 
Thornton 88/. 18.s. 8^., to William Cokheved, of Appclby 128/. 18s. 8(/., to 
William Burgoygne of ]>arton 80/., to Roger de Cabourn 2(k;/., to Hugh de 
Severby of KJsham 130/. 16s. 2d., to William do Wranby 81/. 3s. 8^., to 
John Cokhevede 91/. 2s. Id., and to John do Kele of Germcsthorp 100/., 
for Huch wool bought of them ])y Hugh Cokheved to whom the remaining 
1000/. were duo ; and on 12 May in the 12th year of the reign the king 
granted Hugh an allowance of 1(J00/. on the custom and subsidy on his 
wool taken from that port, and ho surrendered the letters to chancery to 



52 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 

1339. 



Moiibranc 21 — cont. 



be cancelled, acknowledging that of the 1000/., SOOl. were due to Hugh de 
Ulseby for such wool bought of him by Hugh Cokhevede, to whom the 
remaining 700^ were due. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the collectors in the ports of London and Kyngeston for 
Hugh de Ulseby for 300^ By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

Sept. 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to supersede 

Windsor. any allowance made to John de Canewyk of 7801. in the custom aud 

subsidy, by virtue of the king's order, because he has surrendered the king's 

letters for this to chancery to be cancelled, the king being bound to him in 

that sum for his wool sent across the sea. 

Sept. 14. To the same. Order to allow to John de Canewyk 20s'. a sack of the 
Windsor. custom and subsidy on his wool taken from that port until Michaelmas 
next, and the entire custom and subsidy from that date until 260/. 18.s-. 5i<I. 
are fully allowed to him, as Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole took 
wool from Robert de Dalderby of Lincoln to the value of 2581/. 5s., and 
Robert has asserted in chancery that of the said sum there are due to Henry 
de Fylyngham of Lincoln, 27/. 5s. 4(/., to Robert Gere of Neuton 
33/. 6s. 8(/., to John de Fenton and Robert Gandes of Lincoln 61/. 13s. Qd., 
to William de Botlesford 46/., to Philip de Ratheby 72/., to Richard Bagard 
of Lincoln 65/. lis. id., to Robert son of Roger de Dalderby of Lincoln 
322/., to Peter de Thornton of Lincoln 33/., to Laurence Stag and Robert 
de Wykenby of Riland 42/., to Matilda Sausemer of Newerk 120/., to William 
Jolyf of Lincoln 15/., to Thomas Russel of Lincoln 100/., to Robert Hervi 
of Stowe 34/., to John de Canewyk of Lincoln 780/., to Roger de 
Glentworth of Filyngham 180/., to John de Thragelthorp and Robert de 
Welton of Lincoln 56/. 6s. 8(/.,to John de Brumpton of Lincoln, 30/., to 
the prior of Hoghe 14/. 10s. 5(1. and to Robert de Catleye of Lincoln 38/., 
for such wool bought of them by Robert de Dalderby, to whom the remain- 
ing 512/. 10s. lOd. were due ; and on 12 May in the 12th year of the reign 
of the king granted that John de Canewyk should have allowance in the 
custom and subsidy on his wool taken out of that port after St. Peter ad 
Vincula then following, until the 780/. were allowed to him, and he received 
allowance of 13/. IS^d. as the collectors of the port have certified in 
chancery, and he has surrendered the letters of allowance to chancery to he 
cancelled and has acknowledged before the king that of the 766/. 18*. 5|t/. 
remaining there wore owing to Matilda Sausemer of Newerk 80/. and to 
John de 13rumpton of Lincoln 26/. for such wool bought of them by John 
de Canewyk to whom the remaining 660/. 18s. 5^d. are due, and the king 
granted that he should be satisfied for 400/. thereof according to the form 
of the connnission for taking such wool, and that allowance in the custom 
and subsidy should be made to him for the renuiining 260/. 18s. 5j</. 
according to the ordinance made by the council concerning such allowances. 

ByC. 

Sept. 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like on.lor in 
^Vindsor. favour of Robert do Bergham for 15 nuirks, the price of a sack aud a htvll" 
of his wool taken for the king's use by Thomas CoUe of Shrewsbury, the 
younger, and his fellows, appointed to take a moioty of wool for the king's 
use in co. Salop, with which thoy charged themselves, as appoars by the 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent mto chaiiotirv. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 53 



1339. 

Sept. 24. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the same. Like order to receive from Nicholas Home of Coventry 
20s. for custom and subsidy on every sack of wool taken by him from that 
port before Michaelmas next, and on every 300 fells, and to allow him the 
residue of the custom and subsidy to that date and the entire custom and 
subsidy after it, until 1181. 2s. M. have been allowed to him, as the king is 
bound to him in that sum for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea. 

By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

Oct. 25. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Whereas the king was lately bound to Robert Inkepenn of 
Winchester in 408^ 13.s. 10'/. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and 
the king granted him allowance for '3001. thereof in the custom and subsidy 
on his wool taken from that port after St. Peter ad Vincula in the 12th year of 
the reign, and ordered the collectors to receive security from Robert to pay 
20s. a sack in the said parts from the said feast until Michaelmas following, 
and to allow him the remaining 20.s-. till Michaelmas and the entire custom 
and subsidy after that date, and after the ordinance of the council 
concerning such allowances Robert showed the king that 285^. were still in 
arrear to him, and that he had stayed in the said parts from Michaelmas in 
the 11th year of the reigu until St. Laurence following, for the king's 
benefit, at great expense and labour, and he besought the king that he might 
take out as much wool and wool-fells whereof the custom and subsidy 
would amount to 285^. before Michaelmas last, and the king granted that 
he should so take 50 sacks of wool and 1000 fells and ordered the collectors 
to make allowance to him as aforesaid, and now the king has granted that 
he shall take 60 sacks and 1000 fells in addition, the custom and subsidy 
thereon being allowed to him, and orders the collectors to cause this to be 
done, receiving the customary oath from Robert. By C. 

Oct. 10. To the same. Order to permit the same Robert or his attorneys to take 

Windsor. 42 sacks, 22 cloves of wool and 750 fells in ships which are not arrested to 
set out with the king's flour, to the staple at Andewerp, if they are part of 
the 50 sacks and 1000 fells which the king granted him permission so to 
take ; allowing the custom and subsidy thereon in part satisfaction of 
8001. in which the king is bound to him, if the wool and fells were loaded 
before the proclamation forbidding any ships to set out with wool and other 
merchandise. By C. 

Nov. 5. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngcston upon Hull. Order 

Kennington. to permit Hugh Cokheved of Barton or his attorney to take 50 sacks of 
wool in that port, in ships which are not ordained or arrested for the king's 
service, to the staple at Andewerp, in the next passage of wool to those 
parts, allowing him the custom and subsidy thereon in part satisfaction of 
700^. in which the king is bound to him for his wool sent to parts beyond 
the sea, as the king granted an allowance to bo made to him, according to 
the ordinance of the council, and now he has besought the king to grant 
him an allowance, as he has not hitherto obtained any allowance of the 
7001., and ho afterwards lent the king 1001. for his affairs, for which he 
has not yet received payment, whereby his estate is depressed, and the king 
granted that he should take 50 sacks as aforesaid. By C. 

Oct. 10. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 

Langlcy. of London. Like order in favour of John de Oxenford of London for 40 

Hacks of wool, as the king was bound to him in 1341L is. %L for his wool 



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1339. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

sent to parts beyond the sea, and the king promised to pay liini G70/. 12s. Id. 
thereof at Easter last and caused letters obligatory for the residue to be 
niado to him for Easter following, and ho besought the king to permit him 
to take 40 sacks, the custom and subsidy thereon being allowed to him in 
part satisfaction of the said 1341/. 4.s. %L By C. 



MEMBRANE 18. 



Nov. 0. 
Langley. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order in favour 
of Roger de Capilhurst of Chester for 49 sacks 21 cloves of wool, as the 
king was bound to him in 197/. 17.s. 5d. for his wool seat to parts beyond 



....-„ 0( ..... 

the sea, and the king granted him an allowance for 98/. IS.s-. 9(/. thereof, 
and Robert surrendered the writ to chancery to be cancelled, beseeching the 
king to order allowance to be made to him on his wool taken from that 
port on the next passage of wool. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance in the custom and subsidy to 
be made to Robert atte Grene of Crickelade according to the ordinance of 
the council, until he is satisfied for 37/. 12.s. 6(/. for 5 sacks 48 cloves of his 
best 'Coteswolde' wool, arrested by John Ciabriel and his fellows, merchants, 
appointed to arrest a certain number of sacks for the king's use, in co. 
Boutljampton, and received by Robert de Popham, Nicholas de Excestre 
and their fellows, appointed to take a moiety of wool for the king's use in 
that county, and charged on their account, as is found by the certificate of 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery. 

By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

Sept. 1. To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Like order in favour 

Windsor. of Wilham de Stanes of London, for 120/. lOs. of 241/. in which the king 
was bound to him for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea, as on 12 May 
in the 12th year of the reign the king granted him an allowance of 241/. 
on the custom and subsidy of his own wool taken out of the port of London 
after St. Peter ad Vincula in accordance with the king's letters patent con- 
corning such allowances, and William surrendered the writ to chancery to 
be cancelled and acknowledged there that 60/. !js. thereof were due to 
William Box of London for such wool, and the remaining 180/. los. were 
due to himself, and the king granted him allowance therefor in accordance 
with the ordinance of the council, 120/. 10*'. in the port of Bristol and 
60/. 5s. in the port of London. By C. 

The like to the collectors in the port of London for 60/. 5s. 

Oct. 25. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to permit Nicholas Devonyssh or his attorneys to take 
60 sacks of his wool and 10 lasts of hides and 2000 wool fells and 20 sticks 
of wool from that port to the staple at Andewerp, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him, allowing the custom and subsidy thereon in 
357/. 2.S-. 8(/. in which the king is bound to him for his wool sent to parts 
beyond the sea, as the king orderod the collectors to make such allowiuice 
to hiiu on the 60 sacks 10 lasts and 2000 fells [as at patji' 47 abort] , luul 
now the king has granted that he shall take 20 sacks m addition in cim- 
sideration of his labours in enclosing luid defending the city of Winchester. 

By C. 



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]339. 

Nov. 4. 
Kenningtoi). 



Membrane 17 — cont. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with William de Weston, the king's serjeant-at-arms, 
whom he lately sent to the Isle of Wight and to Southampton, to stay there 
with other lieges for the defence of the same, for the days spent in that 
service, allowing him what has been allowed to other scrjeants in such 
services, and to pay him what is found to be due to him. 

V>y the keeper and C. 

To Walter de Gerwardby. Whereas the king lately appointed him and 
Nicholas de Sutton to levy the tenth and fifteenth granted for three years 
in the East Riding co. York, and afterwards the king appointed John 
Dayvill, on 8 July last, in place of Walter, who was detained by such 
infirmity that he could not attend to the premises. [Incumplcte .] 

Vacated. 



^larch 7. 
Bjllcet. 



March 11. 

Winchester. 



March 15. 
Winchester. 



March 26. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



March 7. 
Byflect, 



MEMBRANE 16. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to pay to John Ryoun and his fellows, merchants of 
Bayonnc, without delay, 30QI. 5.s., in which the king is bound to them for 
wine bought of them by Michael Mynyot, late his butler, as Michael has 
acknowledged before the council. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells, and of the 
subsidy in the port of London. Repetition of the preceding order, as they 
have not yet executed it, or to show cause why they should not obey it. 

ByC. 

To the sherifif of Southampton. Order to cause carpenters, smiths, 
masons, plasterers and other workmen necessary for enclosing the town of 
Southampton and the neighbouring parts with a wall of stone and lime, 
according to the advice of the council, to be chosen and to stay in the town 
until the work is accomplished, and to cause timber, lime, stone and iron 
to be bought for this and taken to the said town. By C. 

[Fcedera.] 



The like to the sheriff of Wilts. [lbi>l.] 

To Roger de Grey, Gerard de Braybrok, Thomas de Reynye and Walter 
de Wouburn. Order to cause twelve men at arms, fifty armed men and 
fifty archers to be chosen, arrayed and equipped in co. Bedford, with all 
possible speed, except the magnates of the county and their retainers, to 
set out with Edward the king's son, etc., keeper of England against the 
king's enemies if they presume to attack the realm and occupy any part 
thereof, not compelling the men of the county to find more than this 
number, although the king lately ordered Roger and the others to cause 
twenty men at arms, ninety armed men and ninety archers to be chosen 
there. The other men of the county shall be armed and arrayed in accord- 
ance with the statute of Winchester. By C. 

The like to John de Haulowe, John Giffard of Twyford, Philip de 
Aylesbury and John de Chastellon for ten men at arms, twenty armed 
men and forty archers in co. Buckingham instead of twenty men at arms, 
eighty armed men and eighty archers. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit the duke of Brabant by his attorneys to lade 21 sacks of wool in 
that port and take them to the staple in Brabant without paying the 



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1339. 



March 15. 
Winchester. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king lately granted that he should 
so take 70 sacks, 50 in the port of Boston and 20 in the port of London, 
to Brabant, and the writ to the collectors at Boston has been surrendered 
to chancery to be cancelled, and the king has been besought by the duke to 
permit him to take 24 sacks from Kyngeston and 26 from London. By C. 

The like to the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London, for 26 sacks. By C. 

To the abbot of Waverle, collector in the archdeaconry of Surrey of the 
triennial tenth granted by the clergy and of the wool granted in the 
parliament at Westminster in the 12th year of the reign. Order to 
supersede the exaction made on the abbot of Hyde near Winchester for 
paying 2i cloves of wool of co. Surrey provided that he levy from him any 
greater amount which may be due from the lands of the abbot in co. 
Surrey, as the king has granted that the 24 cloves in which the abbot is 
bound by reason of his lands in co. Surrey annexed to his spiritualties, 
in accordance with the ordinance of the last great coixncil at Northampton, 
shall be levied in co. Southampton, and the king has ordered the collectors 
of wool there to receive it for his use. By C. 



Mandate in pursuance to the collectors in co. Southampton. 



ByC. 



March 26. 
Bevkhanip- 

steiid. 



March 15. 
Winchester, 



March 23. 
Reading. 



March 15. 
Winchester. 



To R. bishop of Bath and Wells. Order to direct his collectors to cause 
a moiety of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the second year in 
the second term of anticipation, and the residue of that tenth and the tenth 
last granted by the clergy at the accustomed terms, to be levied of the 
abbot of St. Augustine's, Bristol, as of the rest of the clergy of the diocese 
and to supersede the exaction of wool from the abbot and the sentence of 
excommunication made for that cause, as he has besought the king to 
provide a remedy, as he and his predecessors have not been wont to come to 
parliament and he was not at the parliament at Westminster in the 12th 
year of the reign nor at the great council at Northampton held afterwards, 
so that he is not bound to pay the wool then granted, and he is ready to 
pay the said tenths with the other clergy, but the collectors are now en- 
deavouring to compel him to pay wool in accordance with the grant 
thereof. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to deliver by indenture the 51 sacks 
7 stones of wool which he received from Simon bishop of Ely, to Master 
Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, or his attorney, beyond the 1127 
sacks which the king caused to bo assigned to him in divers ports of the 
realm, of the 2000 sacks which the king promised to him in part satisfaction 
of the great sums which he lent to the king in parts beyond the sea. The 
king will cause allowance to be made to the sheritl" for this and for his costs 
in packing the wool and for canvas for the same. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the sheriff of 
Cambridge to have allowance for the costs incurred by him in buying 
canvas for the said 61 sacks 7 stones of wool, if they find that ho dolivored 
the wool to Paul's attorney by \irtuc of the preceding order and inourivd 
costs in packing wool and in buying canvas for the same, as ho says. By C. 

To Walter de Widecoumb, constable of Corf castle, co. Dorset. Onlor to 
cause twelve archers to bo chosen in that county without delay and placed 
in that castle, the custody whereof the king has committod to Willuuu do 
Mouto Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and to cause theui to bo ivtauuxl thor*< ak 
the king's wages. By C. 



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1339. 

March 25. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Hugh le Despcnser, keeper of the forest of Bore near Winchester, 
or to him who supphes his place there. Order to deliver to Robert 
Daundely, sheriff of Southampton, whom the king ordered to cause the 
defects in the houses, walls, and turrets of Winchester castle to be repaired, 
as much timber as is necessary for such repairs. By C. 



March 23. 

Bexkhamp- 

stead. 



March 22. 
Reading. 



March 15. 

Winchester. 



March 23. 
Byflect. 



March 80. 
Byflect. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To John de Ellerker, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Robert de Helpeston, whom on 10 October, in the 6th year of the reign, the 
king appointed master and surveyor of his works in the castles of Beaumareys, 
Kaernarvan, Coneweye, Crukyn and Herdelawe, during pleasure, receiving 
12(/. daily for his wages, the arrears of such wages from the time of the 
chamberlain's appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth so long as 
he is chamberlain. 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 
and Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with two messuages, 3^ 
quarters of a yard land, 6 acres of meadow, 20 acres of wood and 100 acres 
of heath in Furshill and Radispray which belonged to Ralph Spray, as the 
escheator returned that the premises are held of Hugh de Audele, earl of 
Gloucester, as of his manor of Bradenych, by knight's service, and were 
taken into the late king's hand by John Everard, escheator of that king at 
the time when Hugh was imprisoned for his rebellion, because they were 
found in Hugh's hands by reason of the minority of John son and heir 
of Ralph Spray, and they are still in the king's hands because John has not 
yet pursued his right therein, and John is Ralph's next heir and aged forty 
years, and the lands forfeited by Hugh as aforesaid were restored to him. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Frompton Cotel, restoring the issues thereof, 
because the king has learned by inquisitions taken by the escheator and by 
Ralph de ]\Iiddelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Cornwall, and by Wilham, that John de Wylynton at his death held no 
lands in chief, but that he held the said manor for life jointly with Joan, 
his wife, as of the honour of Walyngford, by the service of a fourth part of 
a knight's fee, which honour the king gave to Edward, duke of Cornwall 
and earl of Chester, to hold under a certain form, and that he held lands of 
other lords by divers services, and that Ralph de Wylyngton, his son, is his 
next heir and of full age. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver 
15 sacks of the first wool of the king coming to that port to John de 
Molyns or his attorney, and to permit him to take them to Andewcrp with- 
out paying the custom and subsidy due thereon, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him for his good service in parts beyond the sea, his 
expenses and labours there, and the loss of his wool at sea in the last 
passage of the king's wool to parts beyond the sea ; as the king ordered the 
sheriff of Lincoln and the other receivers of his wool in that county to 
deliver ] 5 sacks to John, and now the king has learned that before the 
order was delivered to the receivers they had delivered all the wool in their 
custody to the attorney of William de la Pole, in accordance with the 
king's order. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or an 
assignment to be made to Walter Prest, of Melton Moubray of co. 
Leicester, for 750/. for Easter term last, as Reginald do Conductu, and 



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1339. 



]\larcli 2^i. 
Bcrkluuup- 

btOiul. 



Feb. 15. 
Kenniufiton. 



March 8. 
Byfleet. 



^f('))lbran<^ 15 — coiit. 

John do la Pole, supplying the place of William de la Pole, receivcus of the 
king's wool in parts l)(\yond the sea, received wool from Walter to the value 
of 8,777/. IH.-i. 111., and Walter asserted that of that sum there were due to 
Philip Cutte, ()f Melton !^[oul)rav, 127'. 13.s. Id., and to William son of 
Thomas de jMelton Moubray, 114/., and the remaining 3,536/. were due to 
Walter ; and on 12 May last the king promised to pay him a moiety of 
1,200/. at Easter next, and the other moiety at Easter following, and 
to cause letters to be made to him for the remaining 2,036/. to have 
allowance in the custom and subsidy on his wool taken out of the realm. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to cause 
allowance of the custom and subsidy to be made to Thonuis (Jouk, in 
accordance with the ordinance made by the council, until 286/. are fully 
allowed to him, taking from him the customary oath, as Reginald de 
Conductu and John de la Pole received wool from William de la Pole of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, merchant, to the value of 3,471/. 12n.. and William 
has asserted in chancery that of that sum there are due to Thomas Gouk 
286/., to WiUiam Caiser 106/. 5.s. 5^/., to William Bargayne 408/. 12n. 3«/., 
to John dc Manby 303/. 6>. 3(/., to John de Bole 26/. 17^. 8^/., to Henry de 
Manfeld 25/. lo.s. 5(/., to Robert de Denton 76/. IS---. 5(1., and to Laurence 
Conrad 201/. 4.s. hi. forsuch wool, and that the remaining 2,039/. 12n. 7d. 
are due to W'illiam de la Pole, as the king granted Thomas allowance on 
the custom and subsidy for that sum in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, 
and bo surrendered the letters to chanceiy to be cancelled, and the king 
granted him allowance of 286/. in the port of Boston on his wool taken out 
of the realm mider the form obser\ed in letters patent concerning such 
allowance, and Use council has since issued an ordinance concerning allow- 
ances. By C. 

To the bailiti's of Shafton. Order to pay to Joan Gambon, damsel of 
the chamber of Queen Philippa, or to her attorney, the arrears of 10/. 
yearly, which the king granted to her to be received of the issues of the 
toll of that town, for life, and to pay the 10/. yearly henceforth. 

Byp.s. [11611.1 

To Adam de Lymbergh and blaster John de Langetoft, the king's clerks. 
Order to cause all wool in the port of Boston reserved for the king's use, 
which has not yet been sent across the sea, to be taken to those parts in 
ships other than those of Flanders and Selard and sent to the king at 
Andewerp, so that it shall not bo discharged at any other place, as the king 
appointed Adam and John to survey all such wool and the wool assigneil 
to the merchants of the society of the Bardi, William Dunort, William de 
la Pole and Master Paul de Monte Florum in that port and elsewhere in 
CO. Tjincoln and to cause the wool to be laden and st^nt to the kmg, and to 
warn the said merchants and the others to cause all the wool assigned 
to them to be sent with all speed to the staple at Andewerp within a certain 
time, and to load and send away that wool if the merchants and others 
refused to do this. 1^' p.s. 1 11782. _ 

The like to the following appointed to survey such wool in the following 
ports and counties: — 

Henry de Stretford, in the port of Bristol in co. Gloucester. 

William de Hrokelesby and Ralph de Hastyng, in the port of Kyngi>ston 

upon Hull in co. York. 
Thomas de Benton in the port of Chichester in lo. Sussex. 
William de Clynton earl of Huntyngdon and William Moraunt in the 

port ui Sandwich in co. Kmt. 



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1339. 



April 1. 

Borkharop- 
stciiil. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

Richard du Chastel in the ports of Lenn, Great Yarmouth and Ipswich 

in cOo. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Nicholas Haghmon and Thomas do Abyndon in the port of Soutliauip- 

ton in CO. Southampton. 
Richard de Novo Castro sublus Lynam in the port of Exeter in 

CO. Devon. 
IMatthew de Cantebrigg and John de Aulton in the city of London. 

To the prior of Okeburn. Order to sell to the mayor and citizens of 
London as many oaks in his wood of Ryslep pertaining to the priory as 
they require for makinf^ springalds and other engines, for a reasonable 
price, notwithstanding that the priory is in the king's hands. 

]3y the keeper and C. 



March 20. 

Beikhamp- 
stcad. 



March 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 80. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 80. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the Avest. Order not to compel the mayor, bailiffs and men of 
Chichester to find ships, e.^^comarios, or mariners to send to sea, as the king 
lately ordered them, with the advice of the council, to caiise a ship to be 
prepared for war and two cscoiiiayio^; and to cause the ship to be manned by 
sixty men and the cscnjiiarins by eighty, well-armed and supplied with other 
necessaries and victuals for three months, and to send them to the ports of 
Portesmuth or Wynchelse, to be there on a certain day, to set out with the 
aforesaid fleet, and to arrest all the ships of that city and detain them under 
a form contained in the writ ; and afterwards at the suit of the mayor and 
others showing that no ships ply at that city and beseeching the king to excuse 
them, the king appointed Richard earl of Arundel, Thomas de Brewes and 
Master William de Fyssheburn to take an inquisition on the matter, and by 
the inquisition taken before Thomas and W^illiam it is found that ships do 
not ply at the city and no men of the city have ships or boats, and that 
there are no mariners dwelling there. By C. 

To Master John Rees, treasurer of Ireland. Order to receive eight pairs 
of stamps for sterlings, eight pairs for halfpennies, and eight pairs for 
farthings, which the king is sending to them by Peter de Okeburn, John's 
attorney, in a bag under the chancellor's seal, and to cause money to be 
stamped therewith, as it was ordained by the king and council that money 
of sterlings, halfpennies and farthings should be made at the exchange at 
Dublin, wherefore the king ordered John de Flete, keeper of the exchange, 
London, to cause such stamps to be made at that exchange and to have 
them in chancery on a certain day to be delivered to the treasurer's 
attorney, and John de Flete sent tlie said stamps to chancery on that day 
and delivered them to Peter in presence of the chancellor. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, Order to pay to Nicholas de la 
Despense, the king's yeoman, 10^. for liLaster term last in accordance with 
the king's grant to him of 20/. yearly in recompence for 20/. of Irnd yearly 
of the lands which jjelonged to William de Bredon which were taken from 
Nicholas and delivered to William by the consent of parliament. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells and of the 
subsidy in the port of London, Order to pay to John Dardiles, Gaillardus 
de CavernoH, Peter de Pcrgiis, William Lando, Peter de Blayc, Amaneuus 
Drayner, Arbeus dc Clayvou, William do Empyn, Arnald de la Bast, Peter 
deliyrak, Eykoinus de Estirmer, EykoynuB Rolond, merchants of the duchy 
[of Aquitaine] for wine bought of them, 468/. 18s. l^d., without delay. 



60 



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1339. 



April 1. 

Beikhanip- 

stead. 



April 3. 

Bcrkhanip- 

stead. 

Feb. 27. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 26. 
Kennington. 



April 3. 

Bcrkhanip- 

stead. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

according to the tenor of a previous order [as at pane 'Hi above] as the merchants 
have complained that the collectors have hitherto delayed to make such 
payment, although they have received divers sums of the custom and 
subsidy. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to 
William Dunort or to John Way bom, Levinus de Loveyn, Henry de Pape 
and John Cole, his attorneys, 179 sacks of the king's ■wool in that port 
without delay, in full satisfaction of 1000 sacks assigned to him in the 
ports of Boston and Kyngcston upon Hull, and to permit the attorneys to 
take those sacks to Andewerp to the staple, without paying the custom and 
subsidy due thereon, as the king granted that William should take 500 of 
the said 1000 sacks, and 500 of the said sacks, 400 in the port of Kyngeston 
and 100 in the port of Boston, were delivered to William de la Pole by the 
king's order, for the 500 sacks which the king ordered to be delivered to 
him in the port of Ipswich of the 2118 sacks 10 stones of wool assigned to 
him by the council in part payment of 2900 sacks which the king ordered 
him to take to parts beyond this sea, and the king caused the 500 sacks 
assigned to William de la Pole in the port of Ipswich, when they arrived 
in parts beyond the sea, to be delivered to William Dunort because the 
500 sacks assigned to him of the 2500 in the port of Lenn had not then 
arrived in the said ports, and 179 sacks remain to be paid to him. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to supersede the livery of any wool to William Dunort by reason of the 
said orders. By G. 

To Johnde Warenna, earl of Surrey. Order to send Gl sacks 15 cloves 
of the 200 sacks of wool which the king caused him to buy at 7 marks a 
sack, and for which the king caused 300/. to be delivered to him in part pay- 
ment of the price thereof, to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi 
and Peruzzi, by indenture, without delay, to be taken as has been 
ordained betAveen the council and the merchants. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bishop's Lynn and to the 
bailiff's of that town. Order to permit the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi to lade 389 sacks 1 stone of wool in that port and take 
them to the staple at Andewerp without paying the subsidy and custom 
thereon and to aid them in doing this, as the king granted that the 
merchants of the society of the liardi should so take 8000 sacks and the 
merchants of the Peruzzi, 2000 sacks, and the king wishes them to have 
839 sacks 1 stone thereof in co. Cambridge of his wool, and it has been 
ordained by the council that wool of co. Cambridge shall be loadetl in 
the said port to be sent to parts beyond the sea. l>y C. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John son of John, deceased. 

To John de Preston, William de Causton and Eichaixl de Berkyng, 
collectors in the city of London of the triennial fifteenth. Onler to cans© 
800 marks duo, for terms long past, of these issues to divers creditors of 
thu kmg in that city for victuals, armour and other things bought of theiu, 
as is found by an indenture made between Edmund de la Beche, late 
keeper of the wardrobe and the mayor of the city, the said collectors and 
other citizens, for which tlungs the collectors have not yet paid, to ht> 
levied Avith all speed of all those of the city who are bound to pay the 
fifteenth, before the Ascension next, so that the creditors may W sa: 



therewith. 



The king has ordered William de 



Hricleswurth and his fc... 



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1339. 



April 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 7. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 



lately chosen by the mayor, aldermen and community of the city to aid the 
collectors, and the sheriffs of the city, to aid the collectors in this matter 
when they are required. The king has ordered the mayor and sheriff's to 
cause the 800 marks to be levied of the lands and chattels of the collectors, 
if they have not levied that sum before the said feast. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to cause 
allowance in the custom and subsidy on his wool taken from that port, to 
be made to Henry de Braybrok of co. Bedford, according to the ordinance 
of the council until 219Z. los. 8(/. are allowed to him, receiving from him 
the customary oath, as the king is bound to him in that sum for his wool 
sent to parts beyond the sea. 

To the keeper of the king's forest and park of Claryndon or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to cause the underwood growing upon four 
oaks to be cut and delivered by indenture to John Mauduyt, sheriff' of 
Wilts, to supply Old Sarum castle, and to cause the underwood to be taken 
to the castle, because the king wishes the castle to be supplied, as his 
enemies propose to invade the realm. 

To the sheriff' of Wilts. Order to pay to the keeper the costs which he 
shall incur in executing the preceding order, to receive the underwood from 
him and take it to the said castle. By C. 



April 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 6. 

Beikhanip- 

stead. 



April 6. 

Berkharnp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth, Order to 
permit Walter de I\Iauny to take 78 sacks 11 stones of wool from that port 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in full payment of 
156^. 16.S. 5d. in which the king is bound to him for 28 sarplars of his wool 
taken by Roger de Haveryng of London, merchant, as the king previously 
ordered them to do this and they have not done so because the indenture 
made thereupon is in the name of Roger de Clopton and not of Roger de 
Haveryng, and Roger has taken oath in chancery that he is called indiffer- 
ently Roger de Haveryng and Roger de Clopton. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells and of the 
subsidy in the port of London. Order to pay to Arnald de Camparian or 
his attorney 71i. IGi'/., as the king lately ordered them to pay 468/. 18.s. l^d. 
to .John Dardiles and other merchants of Aquitaine [an at paye 59 above] 
and the king ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to IMichael 
Mynyot late his butler, 485/. due to him and to delay payment of 8GZ. 22.^^. 
to Arnald for wine bought of him by Michael, on account of suspicion 
held of him and suspicion is held of Peter de Camparian and not of 
Arnald, as has been testified before tlie council. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to charge the 
merchants of the societies of the J3ardi and Peruz/.i with 04 sacks, 15 cloves 
of wool, of the sort of co. Suss(ix at 7 marks a sack, received by them of 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, of the 200 sacks which the king ordained 
to be bought of the earl, discharging him of the residue of those sacks, 
receiving from the merchants an indenture made lietween the esirl and 
Hugh di I'icuU, the merchants' attorney, as the earl is satisfied for 800/. 
for that wool, and has dehvered it to the merchants, because it has seemed 
to the council that the residue would not be useful to the king, as may 
appear by the said indenture. By C. 



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Memhiane 13 — tout. 



1339. 

April G. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides autl wool-fells in the port 

Loikhamp- of London. Order to deliver to Williaui de ^lordon, of London, merchant, 
stead. 3 sacks 20 cloves of the wool forfeited to the king, or of other wool of long 
wool of like Mxlue in recompence for a like quantity of his wool delivered 
to the king by the merchants of the society of the Bardi, as the king 
pardoned William by a fine of 200^. which he made, his trespass in placing 
8 sacks 20 cloves of wool in tuns in a ship of Flanders, laded in the port 
of London, to defraud the king of the custom and subsidy thereon, of 
which trespass he was convicted in the port of Sandwich, where the ship 
Avas driven by a storm ; and afterwards, at the request of those of the 
council in parts beyond the sea, the king pardoned William the fine, and 
ordered the merchants to cause the said wool to be restored to him by 
Stephen le Blount, the king's clerk, who took it into the king's hands, as 
is said, and the merchants have acknowledged before the council that they 
received the wool and delivered it to the king in parts beyond the sea. 

By C. 

April 9. To John de Stonore and his fellows, arrayers of men at arms, and others 

Btrkhiuap- in CO. Oxford. Order not to compel Hugh de Berewik to find a hobeler 

stead. while he is engaged upon the affairs for which the king has appointed 

him, as the king has learned that if he is charged with such a man he will 

not be able to attend to the said afi'airs. By C. 

April 6. To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Bcikhamp- of London. Order to permit John de Charnels, the king's clerk, to lade 
stead. (JO sacks of his own wool in that port, by his attorneys and serjeants, arid 
take it to the staple at Andewerp, paying the custom and subsidy due 
thereon to William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, notwithstanding 
any commissions on the custom and subsidy, as on 15 December last the 
king granted that John should so take GO sacks in the port of Kyngeston- 
upi»n-Hull, and he has informed the king that he cannot lade those sacks 
in that port, and has besought the king to grant that be may lade them at 
London. By C. 

April G. To the shorilY of Kent and the collectors and receivers of wool for the 

Beikhiiiiip- king's use in that county. Order to cause to be delivered to the merchiuits 
stead. of the Bardi and Peruzzi what remains of 7-11 sacks 7 stones of wool 
assigned to them in that county, of the oOOO sacks granted to them by the 
king, to be broiight to London with all possible speed, and delivered to the 
collectors there by indenture, to be delivered by ibem to the merchants, so 
that they may lend the wool to the king. I>y K., the keeper, and C". 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The shorilf of I'edford and receivers of wool there, for 259 sacks 

11 stones. 
The sherilYof Essex and the receivers there, for \1\\ sacks 10 stones. 
The shoritVof Wilts and the receivers there, for GlHi sacks \\\ stones. 
The sheritr of Warwick and the receivers there, for i)24 sacks 5 stones. 
The sheriir of Hereford and the receivers theiv, for 1G8 sacks i\ stones. 
The like to the sheritV of Cambridge and the receivers thort> to take 

8H9 sacks 1 stone of wool to the port of Lentie. 

April 12. To the treasurer and barons of tlie exchequer. Order to account with 

lieikhaiin) ^Iiuirice do Berkelo, or his attonic<y. for the extent of the manors of 

stuad. liiynnnesfeld, Kyngestanlo, lvokhainpt(»n, Sharneton, Stapelforvl luul 

Kairkenny, which belonged to John >hintravers, and came into the king's 

haiuls by his rorfeitiire, and of the manors of Fulbrok and Teukosluiry, 

which Maurice holds of the king by his commission, ivndonug tho extcut 



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^larch 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membmne 13 — cont. 

thereof at the exchequer yeai-ly, and to allow to him in that account all the 
sums which they shall iinil him to have paid by the kin.L^'s order, and 
511. 16-s. 0,}^/. in which the king is bound to him, as appears by two bills 
in his possession under the seals of Richard d(j 1^'eriby and Edmund de la 
Beche, late keepers of the wardrobe, respectively, and to inform the king 
of what remains due to him by Maurice of the arrears of his account. 

By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Master Paul de ]\Ionte Florum, the 
king's clerk, or William Potent, chaplain, his attorney, to take 2!) sacks 
of wool from that port to the staple at Andewerp, without paying the 
custom and subsidy due thereon, which wool the king ordered the sheriff of 
Kent and receivers of wool in that county to deliver to Paul [as at jKuje 11 
above] . By C. 



April 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 6. 

Berkharnp- 
stead. 



Marrh 22. 

Bferkljamp- 

tttead. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol and the collectors of customs in that 
town. Order upon sight of these presents to cause two ships called 
'Zrt 7'/7n/<t',' of Hampton, and 'Za Nicholas,' of Calchesworth, to be freighted to 
take 200 sacks of wool to Gascony, and to deliver the ships so laden to 
Adam de Hyndele, attorney general of the mayor of Bordeaux, and to 
Anthony Bache, delivering to them reasonable wages for the time when 
they are attendant upon the lading of the ships and in taking them to the 
said parts, according to the tenor of a former order [as at jnige 11 above] , 
which they have not hitherto obeyed, so that the whole duchy of Aquitaine 
is in danger of being subjected to an alien power, through the delay 
in sending the said wool. The king has ordered the sheriff of 
Gloucester to arrest them as rebels if they neglect the premises, and take 
them to the Tower of London, to remain there until their punishment is 
determined. By C. 

To the treasurer and chambei'lains. Oi'der to pay to John Waybom and 
the other attorneys of William Dunort, 20 marks upon their expenses in 
lading and for the shipment of 2,500 sacks of wool, which the king 
granted to William, to be received in the ports of London, Kyngeston upon 
Hull, Lenne, Southampton, and Boston, and for their wages. 

By the keeper. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or to his attorney, lOOZ. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him and the heirs male of his body of 200/. yearly 
of the ferm of 'that city, until certain reversions fall in to him. 

By K. and the v,hole council in Parliament. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex for oOl. for the same terra. 

To the sherifT of Northampton. Like order to pay 101. to the earl for 
that term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 201. yearly of the 
issues of that county. By K. and tho whole council in parliament. 

To the collectors of eusloms in the |)oil of Kyngcston-iipon-llull. Order 
not to p(;rniit any wool of William de la, i'olc or jiiiy otlici' to bo taken from 
that port, unless by the king's special oidcj-, before satisfaction has been 
ma/le to (^u(-( n jHaljc-lla, for .'500/. yearly, and the ai-rears of tlu; same, 'which 
the king ordered the collectois to pay to her [as at juif/c 12 ahovi-] , as 
the king has been informed that several merchants and others in the passage 



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1339. 



April 22. 

Berkhainp- 

stead. 



April 10. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



April 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 12 — cant. 

of their wool from that port to parts beyond the sea have made divers letters 
obligatory to William, to whom the king granted all the customs and 
subsidies in that port, for paying the custom and subsidy duo on their wool, 
whereby the payment to the queen has hitherto been much delayed. 

Byp.s. [11806.] 
The like to the collectors in the port of Boston for 500/. 

To the Collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Like order to pay 500/. to the queen and the arrears 
thereof. 

To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to William de Emeldon and John de Codyngton, the king's clerks, 
8/. 6.S'. for their expenses and for divers payments made by them for horses 
and carts for carrying the rolls, writs, inquisitions and memoranda of the 
chancery of the king and his father from London to York, for which the 
king sent them together with Theobald Poleyn, his clerk. By C. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Robert Inkepenn, of Winchester, to take 4000 
wool fells from that port to the staple at Andewerp, receiving a moiety of 
the custom and subsidy due thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him, as the king was bound to him in 408Z. 13.s\ lO*/. for his wool sent to 
ports beyond the sea, and the king granted that he should have allowance 
of 800/. thereof in the port of London, and of the remaining 108/. 13s-. 10(/. 
in the port of Southampton, in the custom and subsidy on his wool, and 
Robert has besought the king to permit him to take -1000 fells as aforesaid. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne. Order to receive from 
Warin de Bassyngbourn, sheriff of Huntingdon, all the wool of that 
county which the king ordered him to take to that port, by indenture, and 
to keep it safely until further orders. By C. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
800 quarrels for springalds and arbalests for two feet, and lOOOtjuarrels for 
lesser arbalests, to be taken to Southampton and delivered by indenture to 
Robert de la Barre, of Southampton, for the munition of the town against 
hostile attacks. By bill of the keeper. 



April 8. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 6. 
Bcukhaiiip- 

ytead. 



MEMBJiASE 11. 

To William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, fermor of the manors of 
Wodostok and Hanebergh, or to him who supplies his place there. Order 
to pay to Peter de Dudecote, clerk of works of the king's manor of 
Wodestok, as much money as is needed for repairing the king's houses, 
walls, mills, ponds, and the palings of his parks, aiul for the maintenance 
of the king's stud and wild beasts there, and for the payment of the 
accustomed wages, and for the parker of Cornbin-y park. By C. 

To the sherifl" of Wilts. Order to cause victuals to 1)0 bought to the 
sum of 20/. and placed in Old Saruni castle for the munition thertn^f, as 
the king's enemies propose to invade tlie realm. By 0. 

To the same. Like order to place as many num at amis and other armed 
men and archers in that castle as are no<'essarv for its defence. By 0« 



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1339. 

April 12. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkhaiup- 
stead. 



March 18. 
Byfleet. 



April 14. 
Berkhamp- 

Htead 



April 10. 
Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



Mi'hihrant' 11 — rant. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver to Robert de Artoys or his attorney 400/. for Easter term 
last in recompence for 400/. in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
26 i\Iarch in the 12th year of the reign of 800 marks yearly in aid of his 
maintenance, to wit 25 marks of the prior of Sele, 20/. of the prior of 
Pritelwelle, 50 marks of the prior of Theford Monachorum, B7/. 10s. of the 
prior of Panfeld and Welles, 60/. of the prior of Montacute, 80/. of the prior of 
Eye, 10 marks of the prior of Pontefract, 10 marks of the prior of Blythe, 
50 marks of the prior of Holy Trinity, York, 50/. of the prior of St. Neot's 
and 49/. 3s. Ad. of the prior of Okebourn, of the ferms which they are 
bound to render to the king yearly for the custody of their priories ; as the 
king has been informed by Robert that the treasurer, barons and chamber- 
lains have assigned the said sums in another manner and have received a 
part thereof at the king's receipt. By C. 

[FiBdera.l 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to account with Richard earl 
of Arundel, for the wages of the ten men at arms and forty archers whom 
the king ordained by the advice of the council that he should retain in 
garrison at Porchester castle, allowing 12f/. daily for each man at arms 
and 3 J. for each archer from 18 February last to the present time, and to 
pay such wages henceforth for the time that Richard shall remain in the 
custody of the castle. By C. 

To Thomas bishop of Hereford, keeper of Ireland, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Simon Fitz Richard has shown the king that whereas 
Hugh de Lacy, who was banished for sedition in the late king's time and 
was afterwards restored by consideration of the king's court in that land, 
and his forfeited lands restored to him, and although after the restoration 
he granted 2 messuages and 1^ carucates of land in Pychardeston and 
Heyneston in Ireland, to Robert Power, clerk, by charter, and Simon 
acquired them of Robert in fee, yet the justiciary of Ireland caused them to 
be taken into the king's hand by reason of a judgment of treason against 
Hugh and by virtue of the king's writ so to take his lands, whereupon 
Simon has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore 
orders the keeper to hear Simon's plaint, summoning before him the king's 
Serjeants and others, and if he finds that Hugh granted the said tenements 
to Robert and that Simon acquired them as aforesaid, then to cause them 
to be restored to Simon together with the issues thereof. 

Chanijed, because it was sealed by the kituj at another time. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
requested divers abbots and priors of co. Worcester to supply him with 
cart horses before his passage across the sea, and ordered the sheriff of the 
county by writ of privy seal to receive the horses and cause them to be 
found from the issues of his bailiwick, and afterwards the king ordered him 
by another writ of privy seal to bring the horses to Ipswich, and he received 
eight horses and delivered them to William de Clee, the king's clerk, as 
may fully appear, he says, by letters patent in his possession, the king 
orders the treasurer and chamberlains to view the writs, and cause the 
sheriff to be discharged of the eight horses, allowing him his reasonable 
expenses. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Robert de 
Popharn to render his account from 10 October last, provided that he 
render the account before that day, as the king appointed .John de Roches 
and Robert to receive from the cities, boroughs and towns in co. Southampton 

1C634 E 



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1339. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 



March 17. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

April 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 11. 

Berkhanip- 
stead. 

April 13. 

Berkhaiiip- 
stead. 

April 15. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkhatiip- 

Blcad. 



the sum for each of the three years of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 
at Notyngham, as had been levied in the tenth year, so that they should 
answer for that monoy on the morrow of St. Androw and the Purification, 
and afterwards on 10 October the king appointed Nicholas de la Bere in 
Robert's place. 

To William Trussel, cscheator this side Trent. Order to permit A. bishop 
of Winchester to hold the manors of Intebergh, co. Worcester, Compton 
Valence, co. Dorset, and Neweton, co. Southampton, and certain lands in 
Spene, co. Berks, and not to intermeddle further therewith, as the king 
committed to Laurence de Hastynges, his yeoman, the custody of all the lands 
of his inheritance which are in the hands of the king, and are committed to 
divers other men until Laurence should come of age, except those which 
Henry de Lancastr [ia] , earl of Derby, holds of that inheritance by the 
king's commission, rendering the extent thereof at the exchequer, and the 
king ordered the escheator to deliver the said lands to Laurence, and 
afterwards the king learned from the bishop that the escheator intended to 
amove the bishop from the said manors and lands, which are of Laurence's 
inheritance, and which the bishop holds by the king's grant until 
Laurence shall come of age, in recompence of certain debts in which the 
king is bound to the bishop, and although the king several times ordered the 
escheator to permit the bishop to hold the premises or show cause why he 
should not do this, yet he returned that he could not obey the order in 
favour of the bishop, because on 4 February last he had delivered all the 
lands of the said inheritance to Laurence by virtue of the previous order. 
The king has ordered the bishop to retain the said manors and lands in 
accordance with the king's grant to him, so that he be not aggrieved 
by reason of the retention of the same in the king's hands. By C. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard Bysshop of Abyndon, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght, 24 marks 6s. Sd., for Easter term last in 
accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 marks yearly of the issues of 
that county in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, 
which she held at will, and which the king assigned to Queen Isabella. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 24 marks, 
6s. Sd., to be allowed to the sheriff of York if they find him to have paid 
that sum to Margery by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn, of Boghan, 2W. 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 40/. a 
year by the hands of the sheriff. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 20Z. to be 
allowed to Ralph de Ilastyng, sheriff" of York, if they find that he has ptvid 
that sum to Joan by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the Siimo. Edward de Kendale, executor of the will of Robert de 
Kendale, has besought the king to order 6/. 2s. 5(/. to be allowo<l to him in 
14/, 12(/. owing to him as executor, of the 204/. which the late king oixlortxi 
by writ of liberate to bo paid to Robert for the time when he was constable 
of Dover castle, for his wages and those of the men staying m the castle, 
and 6/. 2s. 6d. are exacted of Edward as Robert's son and heir and tenani 
of part of the lands which belonged to Elena, late the wifo of Wiiltor de 



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Membrane 11 — cnnt. 



Huntercoumbe, for a portion of a debt of Walter for lands in Wrastlyng- 
worth ; the king therefore orders the treasurers and barons to inspect their 
rolls and memoranda, and if they find that 14.1. 12cl. are owing to Robert, 
then to cause allowance to be made to Edward as aforesaid. By C. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

April 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver the wool found in 4 tuns 3 bales in a ship of 
Flanders and the 3 pockets of wool and 64 wool-fells found in a ship of 
Robert Garlyk at Gravesend, which were not coketted and were forfeited, to 
Nicholas Pyk and John de Orton, by indenture, to be taken to the king to 
parts beyond the sea, for the expenses of his chamber. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Hertilpol. Order to permit 
Robert Datheles and Adomar Datheles to take 34 sacks of their wool, by 
their attorneys, to the staple at Andewerp, notwithstanding the king's 
commission to William de la Pole of the customs and subsidies in that 
port, as on 16 January last the king granted that Robert should so take 
20 sacks, and on 18 January following he made a like grant to Adomar for 
14 sacks, paying 40s. a sack to William de Northwell, keeper of the ward- 
robe, and the king ordered the collectors to pei-mit them to take the wool 
as aforesaid, but although Robert and Adomar have laded the wool in that 
port the collectors prevent them from taking the wool, owing to the grant 
of the custom and subsidy in that port to William by the king's com- 
mission, dated 25 January last ; and the king wishes all grants of permission 
to take wool to the staple made before the grant to William, to remain 
in force. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Devon and the other receivers of the king's wool in 
that county. Order to deliver without delay to the collectors of customs 
in the port of Exeter all the wool collected by them, with the money 
received by them for such wool, by indenture. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Exeter. Order to receive the 
wool and money from the sheriff and others and keep them safely until 
further orders. By C. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi what is in arrear to them of 366i sacks 8k stones of 
wool which the king granted that they should have in co. Devon of the 
5,000 sacks of wool which he granted to them. By C. 

To Ed[mund] de la Beche, the king's clerk, and the sheriff of 
Southampton. Order not to compel the abbot of King's BeauHeu to find 
any men beyond two archers to garrison the town of Southampton, so 
that he shall find the two archers and pay the sum assessed upon him 
in aid of enclosing that town, as he is finding men at arms and others at 
his cost in the abbey and other places near the now forest, against invasion, 
whereupon he has besought the king to order him to be discharged of the 
two armed men and four archers whom he is charged by the council to find 
for the garrison of Southampton, as ho cannot support such a charge, and 
the king has ordained by the advice of the council that the abbot shall find 
two archers as aforesaid. By C, 



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l^^J. Memhranc 10 — cunt. 



April 18. To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Sussex. Order not to compel 
Berklmnip- the abbot of NVaverle to find any men at arms or others for that custody 
stead. by reason of his lands in that county, as he has shown the king that although 
he has gone to the parts of Southampton with men at arms and others, to 
the extent of his ability, and is staying there for the safe custody of 
Southampton and the maritime land in those parts, yet the keepers distrain 
him to find two men at arms by reason of his lands in Chilgrove, co. 
Sussex, which, it is said, do not exceed the value of 40.s. yearly. By C. 

April 20. To the justice of North Wales or to him who supplies his place there 
Bevkhanip- and to John de Ellerker, chamberlain there. John de Leycestr [ia] , citizen 
stead. of Dublin, has besought the king to order his ship, wool and merchandise 
to be de- arrested and delivered to him, as he took certain victuals from 
Ireland to the port of Skymburnesse and sold them there, and he took 6 
sacks and a pocket of wool as the price of certain of those victuals 
and caused them to be loaded and took them to Dublin to pay custom in 
the port there, and the ship was driven to the port of Kaernervan by a 
storm, and was there arrested because the wool was not coketted ; the king 
therefore orders the justice and chamberlain to receive 20 marks from John 
for custom, subsidy and fine and to take security that he will not take the 
wool elsewhere than to Dublin and to cause the ship to be de-arrested and 
delivered to him, and to cause letters testifying the receipt of the 20 
marks to be made in his discharge and delivered to him. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an 
assignment to John de Insula, naayor of Bordeaux, for 206^ 6n. 8(/., remaining 
of 406^ 6.S. 8(/. in which the king was bound to him for divers costs 
incurred by him in the defence of that city, as is found by account made 
before Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, by his certificate under 
the seal of the king's court of Gascony, as the king ordered the constable 
to pay John 200Z. sterling of the money of the sale of 200 sacks of wool 
which the king was about to send to the duchy [of Aquitaine] in part pay- 
ment of the 406/. G.S. 8</. By C. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Beikhamp- Order to cause payment or assignment on the tenth and fifteenth of the 
stead. third year, or of the third year of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy, 
to be made to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi, 
for what they shall find that Bobert do Wodehous, archdeacon of Rich- 
mond, sometime the treasurer, received for the king's use, after inspecting 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, causing any tallies levied in 
the names of the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth to be delivered to 
the merchants in discharge of the collectors, as the king lately ordained, 
by the advice of the council, that the merchants should cause wool to be 
bought for the king's use in the city of London and in cos. Kent, Somerset, 
Dorset, Cornwall, Devon, Warwick, Hereford, Bedford, Buckingham, 
Cambridge, and Essex, received by the sheriffs and other receivers and 
delivered at the exchequer, and the money for the wool was received by 
Robert and none of it has been delivered to the merchants, wherefore they 
have besought the king to cause them to be satisfied. By C. 

April 20. To the bailitl's of the ' tolbothe,' Bishop's Lynn. Order to pin'mit 

Berkhainp- William Potente, attorney of Master Paul de ^lonte Florum, the king's 

stead. clerk, to take 117 sacks 7 stones of wool from that port to the king lu 

parts beyond the sea, without paying custom thereon, as the king a.<<signeil 

those sacka to Paul to be so taken, but the bailitl's exact divers customs as 

if it was the wool of merchants, ami will not permit the attorney to l»do 



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69 



1339. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Mcnihraiic 10 — (■(Dit. 

the wool without paying such customs, at which the king is much angered 
because customs ought not to be exacted of his own wool in the realm. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John Ryoun, and his fellows, merchants of Bayonne, to take 51 sacks 2 
cloves of wool from that port to Bayonne without paying custom and 
subsidy, as the king ordered the collectors of customs in the port of 
London to deliver to the merchants sacks of the king's wool of co. 
Sussex at 9 marks the sack, to the sum of 306^. 5s., in which sum the 
king was bound to the merchants for wine bought of them by IMichael 
Mynyot, late the king's butler, and the collectors delivered 51 sacks 2 
cloves, and the merchants propose to take them from London to Bristol 
and lade them there, as the king previously ordered the said collectors in 
the port of London to pay 306^ 5.s. to the merchants, and afterwards the 
merchants informed the king that they could not olDtain payment, and 
they besought him to grant them wool to the same value. By C. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and constable of Dover- 
castle. Order to cause the castle to be supplied with twenty men at arms, 
forty armed men, and forty archers, receiving each 12^/., 6'/., and 8<^. 
daily, respectively, from the present month of Easter until the quinzaine 
of Trinity following, according to the ordinance made with the advice of 
the council. By 0. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an 
assignment to the earl for the said wages. By C. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 8. 

Berkhamp- 

'stcad. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

atoad. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells, and of 
the subsidy of the port of London. Order to deliver to John Ryoun 
and his fellows, merchants of Bayonne, wool of co. Sussex to the value of 
306Z. 5-s., in which the king is bound to them [as above] , as they have 
informed the king that they have not hitherto been able to receive pay- 
ment thereof, and have besought him to permit them to take the wool to 
Bayonne without paying the custom and subsidy due thereon. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi 
and Peruzzi all the issues of the customs in that port from Easter last for 
a year, together with a part of the coket seal, because the king has granted 
these to them according to agreements contained in an indenture made in 
parts beyond the sea, although the king lately ordered them to keep all those 
issues safely, and not to deliver them to William de la Pole or the mer- 
chants of the society of the Bardi. By K. the keeper and C. 

The like to the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol and to the collectors of customs there. 
Repetition of an order to deliver two ships to Adam de Hyndeley and 
Anthony Bache, paying wages and expenses to them [as at par/e 63 above] 
as they have not hitherto done this, asserting that they have none of the 
king's money in their possession. The king orders the mayor and bailiffs 
to cause the money necessary for this to be levied of the money of the third 
year of the tenth and fifteenth in that town. By C. 



ro 



CALENDAIi OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 17. 

Boikhamp- 

stead. 

April 15. 

Eerkhanip- 

stead. 



April 15. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 

April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 



April 6. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 9 — cant. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
mayor and bailiffs the sums which they shall be found to have expended by 
virtue of the preceding order. By C. 

To AVilliam de In Pole or his attorneys in the port of Lynn. Order to 
permit William Potente, chaplain, attorney of Master Paul de Monte 
Florum, the king's clerk, to take 66 sacks from that port to the staple at 
Andewerp, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance 
with the king's order on 28 January last, to the collectors of customs in 
that port [«.s at pa(/e 4 above], which sacks William Muchet, late sheriff of 
Huntingdon, and the other receivers of the king's wool in that county, 
delivered to them, as although the collectors delivered the sacks to 
William, yet William de la Pole will not permit him to take them away 
without paying the custom and subsidy to him, by reason of the king's 
commission to William de la Pole of the custom and subsidy in that port. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the victuals, provided by the 
king's purveyors in those parts, to be taken with all speed to Kyngeston 
upon Hull, and to pay for the carriage thereof. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to go with knights and other lawful 
men of that county to Wells to examine a silver mine reported to be found 
there, and to inform the king thereupon. By C. 

[Feeder a.] 

To Thomas de Ferariis, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place. Order to supersede 
the demand made upon William le Counte of Jereseye for 200 Hires toumois 
if he finds William to have been seised of certain tenths in that island 
before the date of the king's commission to Robert de Jarum and Philip de 
Barton, to take into the king's hands the lands of aliens, and to release 
William from prison and cause his lands and chattels to be dearrested, as 
at the suit of William, beseeching the king to cause him to be released from 
prison and his goods and chattels to be restored to him, as the abbot of St. 
Sauveur le Vicomte in Normandy, long before the war with France and 
the lands of alien men of religion were taken into the king's hands, demised 
certain tenths in that island pertaining to his monastery, to William, to 
hold in part satisfaction of 800 livres toumois in which the abbot was bound 
to William for divers things bought for the monastery, the keeper and his 
ministers of that island, asserting that those tenths ought to pertain to the 
king, caused William to be arrested with his goods and chattels and 
detained him a long while in prison, because he would not satisfy them for 
200 lirres totirnuis for the said tenths ; and the king ordered the keeper to 
take information thereupon, and by the return of the person supplying his 
place it is found that the tenths were demised by the abbot to NA'iUuuu from 
August, 1886, on Sunday before Midsummer, in payiuent of a debt for wine 
sold to the abbot, and William was imprisoned and his goods arrested by 
Philip, and the tenths and other goods pertaining to the said monastery in 
that island were taken by Robert and Philip about Michaelmas, and the 
tenths are worth 200 licres toumois in common yetu's. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit the 
merchants of the society of the Bardi to take 700 sacks of wool, and thivse 
of the Peruzzi 150 sacks, from that port to parts beyond the sea. without 
paying the custom and subsidy ilue thereon, as the king granted that they 
should take 7,000 sacks, and afterwards ordained that thoy should lake 
1,000 .^aoks, and that the sonduig of the residue should ooaso ; »uid 



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71 



1339. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



j\[cmbranc 9 — cant. 

subsequently the king granted that the merchants should take GOO sacks 
beyond the 1,000 sacks, from Boston, and afterwards the merchants besought 
the king to permit them to take the residue of the 7,000 sacks, and the king 
has granted that they shall take them as follows, to wit : the Bardi, 700 in 
the port of Boston, 500 in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, 700 in the 
port of Southampton, 270 in the port of Newcastle upon T}me, 1,600 in the 
port of London ; and the Peruzzi, 150, 250, 150, 80 and 1,000 sacks in the 
same ports ; and the king ordered the collectors of customs in the said 
ports to permit the merchants to take the wool so assigned to them, as 
aforesaid, and the merchants have surrendered the writ directed to the 
collectors in the port of Southampton, to chancery to be cancelled and 
have besought the king that they may take from the port of Bristol the 
wool granted to them in the port of Southampton, to the parts of 
Lombardy. By C. 

To Almaric de Sancto Amando, Nicholas de la Beche, Edmund de la 
Beche, Robert Dachard, and James de Wodestok. Order to discharge co. 
Berks of twenty armed men and twenty archers, while twenty men at 
arms and forty archers are at Southampton, at the cost of the men of the 
county, pro\'ided that fifteen men at arms, twenty armed men and twenty 
archers are elected and arrayed in that county, as the king sent 
Almaric and the others to choose and array fifteen men at arms, sixty 
armed men and sixty archers in co. Berks to set out with the keeper of 
England against the king's enemies, if they should invade the realm, and 
the community of the county has sent the said twenty men and forty 
archers for the custody of the maritime land at Portesmuth, co. South- 
ampton for a year or more, and they are now staying at Southampton at 
the cost of the county, according to the injunction of the council. By C. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 
Berkh amp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to 
the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi or to their attorneys 
219 sacks, 17 cloves of the king's wool of co. Somerset, by indenture, with 
the money received thereof in part payment of 5,000 sacks which the king 
granted to them, as the king granted them 522 sacks 7 J stones of that 
wool, and ordered the collectors of the customs of wool, hides, and wool- 
fells in the port of London to deliver that wool to them, and the collectors 
delivered 302 sacks 50 cloves, which they had received from the receivers of 
wool in CO. Somerset, as the collectors have certified in chancery, and 
219 sacks 17 cloves remain to be pyid. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lonn. Like order to deliver 
to the said merchants or their attorneys dH sacks 84 cloves of the king's 
wool of CO. Buckingham in recompence for that quantity of wool in arrear 
to them of 170 sacks 20 stones, being part of the said 5,000 sacks, as the 
king granted them 22G sacks of his wool of that county, and ordered the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 
London to deliver 226 sacks to thom, and afterwards, because the mer- 
chants lent 170 sacks 20 cloves (m-) of that wool to the king to supply a 
total of wool reserved to him in the port of London, the king ordered the 
collectors to deliver wool of cos. Oxford and Berks to that value to the 
merchants, and the collectors delivered 76 sacks 38 cloves of the king's 
wool of CO. Berks, and 93 sacks 34 cloves are still in arrear to the merchants. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 1. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 



M('inbra)ie 8 — cnnt. 



April 25. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



April 25. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 

April 29. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 1. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



the king's wool 



in 



To the sheriff of Somerset and the other receivers of 
that county. Order to cause all the wool received by them with money 
received for it, to be delivered by indenture, without delay, to the collectors 
of customs in the port of Bristol. By C. 

Order to the collectors to receive the wool and keep it safely until 
further orders. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit John 
de Wesenham to take what remain to be laded of 200 sacks of wool granted 
to him in part payment of a sum due to hira by the king, to the staple at 
Andewerp, without paying the custom and subsidy, notwithstanding the 
grant of the custom and subsidy in that port to William de la Pole, and 
to cause letters patent under the coket seal to be made for -John, 
or under the half seal if "William's attorney will not set the other half seal 
thereto. By C. 

To the same. Like order to permit the attorney of John de Molyns to 
take 15 sacks of wool from that port to the staple. By C. 

To Everard le Frensh. Whereas the king ordered the mayor and bailiffs 
of Bristol and the collectors of customs there to deliver two ships to Adam 
de Hyndeleye and Anthony Bache [a.s at i>a;/c 63 abntr] the king orders 
Everard to show all diligence in attendance upon the premises. By C. 

To the mayor and bailiff's of Bristol and the collectors of customs there. 
Order to deliver ships as aforesaid to Adam and Anthony or to Luke Bache, 
his attorney and cause 200 sacks of wool to be placed therein by the view 
and testimony of Everard, and to pay Adam lOO-s. upon his expenses and 
reasonable wages to Luke for the time he spends at Bristol in attendance 
iipon the premises, and to permit Adam and Luke to take the wool to 
Gascony without paying the custom and subsidy, knowing that the king 
will punish them if the sending of the wool to Gascony is further delayed. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells and of the 
subsidy in the port of London. Order to pay twenty seven mariners of 
three boats of Flanders, which have stayed in that port for eight days by 
the order of the council, 54n. for their expenses, of the king's gift. 

By C. 

To the same. Order to pay to the masters and mariners of the ships in 
which are the wools of the king and their assigned to William Dunort 
and the merchants of the society of the Bardi to be taken to Andewerp, 
reasonable costs of the freighting of the ships and the expenses of lading. 

By V. 

To the same. Order to pay to Nicholas Pyk reasonable costs for 
freighting, lading, unloading, and relading a ship of his in which is wool 
which the king ordered to be brought to him to parts l>eyond the sea for 
the expenses of his chamber. By C« 

To the collectors of customs in the poit of Bostt)u. Order to eauso 
certain of the king's wool brought to that port and not yet laded, to be 
laded without delay and to deliver the costs of lading and of freighting the 
ships and other necessaries by indenture, to John de Wesenhaiu, the king's 
clerk, whom the king has charged to accelerate the said laduig. V^y C. 



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73 



1339. 

April 13. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 16. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



April 18. 

Berkbamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhanip- 

Btead. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, or to him who supplies 
his place. Order to cause to come before him and the chamberlain of 
those parts, all those of the said parts who owe any debts to the king or to 
Richard de Welles the late chamberlain, in the king's name, of whose 
names Richard will inform them, and to cause an indenture to be made 
between Richard and the chamberlain concerning such debts and others 
which shall be found, delivering one part to Richard and one to the 
chamberlain, and use all diligence so that the debts shall be levied and 
delivered to the chamberlain, and to keep all the money levied under his 
seal, and that of Richard, as Richard has besought the king to provide a 
remedy as divers sums are owed to him and he cannot answer for them 
because he is amoved from his office. The king has ordered the chamberlain 
to make the indenture according to the advice of the justice, and to levy 
the debts with all possible speed. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to Isabella de la Helde a tun of 
wine, in accordance with the king's grant to her of a tun of wine yearly in 
that port, to be received for life by the hands of the butler. 

To Robert de Mauley, keeper of the hay of Beskwode in the forest of 
Shirwod, or to him who supplies bis place. Order to deliver the timber 
necessary for repairing a house in Nottingham castle, the king's mills there 
and the weirs of the mills, to William de Eland, constable of the castle, by 
indenture. By the keeper. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Guy de Ferers for his wages and those of the men 
at arms with him in garrison at Perth in Scotland from 16 July last until 
Martinmas following, and to pay him what they find to be due to him. 

ByC. 

To Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account 
with Richard de Cardoill, the king's yeomen, for the wages and robes Avhich 
he ought to receive from the king for the time when he was staying in the 
household, and for the time when he was in the king's service in divers 
parts of the realm, and in Scotland, and in pai-ts beyond the soa, and to 
cause a bill under the keeper's seal, to be made to him for what has not 
hitherto been accounted for with him, for the time when Edmund was 
keeper of the wardrobe. By the keeper and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. Order to cause a ship called 
' If /iHite Blithr ' with the victuals therein, to be de-arrested, and permit John 
Rightwys, merchant of Lenn, to take them to Perth or Berwick-upon-Tweed, 
by a security that he will not take them elsewhere, as it was lately ordained 
by the council that certain ships of Lenn should be deputed to take victuals 
to Perth for the maintenance of the garrison there, and the king ordered 
the ships then arrested to be de-arrested for that purpose, and John has 
informed the king that although hp laded the said ship with victuals to 
take to Perth, yet the mayor and bailiffs arrested the ship by reason of an 
ordinance to arrest ships. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause payment or satisfaction for 20 maiks, to be made to John 
Baroncelli and Thomas de Perucb[iis] and their fellows, meichants of the 
society of the Peruzzi, if they have paid that sum to brother Geoffrey de 
Maldon, when about to set out on the king's seiTice to parts beyond the sea, 
as may fully appear, they say, by the letters patent of Geoffrey in their 
possession. 



74 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 24. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



April 23. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 2G. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 80. 

Berkhamp- 

stoad. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To tho sheriff of Gloucester. Order to restore to John atte Mere, clerk, 
his lands, goods, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands on 
his being indicted of the homicide of John Hawardyn at Chirchull, before 
William de Shareshull and John de Toy to, justices of oyer and terminer in 
CO. Gloucester, as ho has purged his innocence before S. late the bishop of 
Worcester, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with 
the privilege of the clergy. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver 25 sacks 2-i cloves of wool in 20 sarplars, of the 
king's wool of co. Gloucester in a ship of Goscelin Ateles, and 3 sacks 28 
cloves of wool in 3 sarplars of the king's wool of co. Worcester, in a ship of 
John Dyve in the said port, to Robert Power, by indenture, to be taken to 
the king to parts beyond the sea for the expenses of his chamber. By C. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of High 
Peak, to be elected in place of William de Gratton, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to expend up to 20 marks in repairing 
the houses, walls, towers, turrets and other buildings of Norwich castle, by 
the view and testimony of Ralph de Bockyng. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
men of the towns of Stondlond, Whiteclife, Swanewich and Herstone co. 
Dorset and the takers and purveyors of wool in that covmty, of the wool 
which the king has pardoned them, to wit : 12 cloves, 6 cloves, 15 cloves, and 
14 cloves respectively, in consideration of the damage suffered by them in 
the burning of their houses, and the plundering of their goods and chattels 
by the late invasion in that county with galleys and ships. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Richard de Cardoil, 
squire of the king's household, 121. 14.s. 0^(/. in which the king is bound to 
him for his wages and robes between the last day of August in the 11th 
year of the reign and 11 July following, and for his wages and expenses 
on divers services and for replacing his horses lost in the king's service, 
as may fully appear, he says, by a bill in his possession under the seal of 
Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe. By the keeper. 

To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to pay to William Fraunk 25 mai'ks for 
Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him, on 18 
February in the 12th year of the reign, of 50 marks yearly for life by the 
hands of the sheriff", until he is provided with 50^. of land luid rent in tho 
realm, for life. 

To William Trussel, oscheator this side Trent. Order to pay reasonable 
wages to Geoffrey de Arleye and William Elys for the time when thoy hold 
the parks of Jlouibury in Saltmarsh which are of the appurtonancos of 
the bishopric of Worcester, as they were deputed to keep the parks by tho 
king, at the time of the voidance of the bishopric. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of tho exchequer and to tho chamberlains. 
Older to pay to Guy do Forrar[iis] , 84/. 8.s. in which tho king is bound to 
him for his stay in garrison at Perth for his wages and those of tho men 
at arms retained by him there botwt'on 12 April in tho Tith year of tho 
reign, and IG July following, as may fully appear, ho says, by a bill m his 
possession, under the seal of Eduumd do la Bocho, lato kooptu' of tho wiuxl- 
robo. r<y C. 



13 EDWAED III.— Paut 1. 



75 



1339. 

April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 28. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 7 — cnnt. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to Queen Isabella full 
seisin of a toft and a virgate of land in Getyngdon, which Richard Bule 
held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the premises have been in the king's hands for a year 
and a day, that Richard held them of the queen, and they are in the custody 
of William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, and that Gilbert de Ledred, 
late escheator in co. Northampton, had the year, day and waste thereof, 
and ought to answer for them to the king. 

To John de Ellerker, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Walter de Mauny, appointed on 29 December in the 6th year of the reign 
keeper of Hardelagh castle and sheriff of Meryonyth in North Wales for 
life, the arrears of his fee from the time of the chamberlain's appointment, 
and to pay his wages henceforth so long as he is chamberlain. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
heirs and executors of Roger Mauduyt, to whom the king committed the 
custody of the manor of Werk-upon-Tweed, co. Northumberland, at the 
request of Henry de Bello Monte, for rendering the extent thereof yearly, 
of the said extent from 15 May in the 3rd year of the reign, on which day 
the king granted the manor to William de Monte Acuto to hold for life, 
as William de Ros held it before it came into the late king's hands, to the 
value of 60^. 15.s. 6'/., to wit, 59Z. 15s. &d. yearly, at which the manor was 
extended by Thomas de Heton, Robert de Hornclyf and Robert Toghale, 
and 20s. increment for a mill destroyed there. 



April 27. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Nicholas son of William 
son of Henry dc Sandiacr [a] has shown the king that although it was 
returned by the inquisition post mortem of William his father, taken by 
John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent, that William held at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, in chief, a messuage, a toft, and 1 bovates of land in 
Sandiacre, by fealty and the service of rendering 13s. id. yearly at the 
exchequer, and that he held no other lands in chief as of the crown, and 
that Nicholas is his next heir, and was aged fourteen years on 24 September 
in the 10th year of the reign, and the king took his fealty and ordered the 
escheator to cause him to have seisin of the messuage and land, receiving 
security for his reasonable relief ; and Nicholas, who was not then fifteen 
years of age, acknowledged before the escheator that he held the premises 
of the king by the aforesaid services, yet he asserts before the king in 
chancery that William his father held a messuage, two bovates, and 
4 acres of land in Sandiacre, at his death, })y the service of rendering 
6«. 8^/. yearly at the exchequer, and Nicholas ought to pay relief 
therefor, and Nicholas has besought the king not to charge him with relief 
beyond the quantity of the lands which are held of the king ; and because 
Nicholas was a minor at the time of his fealty, the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to view the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and if they find that William held the messuage, 2 bovates, 4 acres of land, 
by the service of rendering 6s. Hd. yearly, and no more, then they shall 
receive his reasonable relief and supersede the demand made upon him for a 
greater relief of other lands which he does not hold of the king. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Bredekyrk, who is so sick and weak that 
he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 



70 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 27. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



April 28. 

Beikhiimp- 

stead. 



April 18. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhanip- 

btead. 



]\Iay 7. 

Berkliamp- 
btead. 



Ali')iibra)i(' 6 — vont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder, 
knight of the king's household, any money of 22/. 6s. 8'/., and to deliver 
the residue to him when there is need, as the king is bound to him in that 
sum for his wages and expenses upon certain al^airs, and for his fees and 
robes between the last day of August in the 11th year of the reign and 
11 July following, as may appear by a bill in his possession, under the 
seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 



To the sheriti' of Southampton. Order to permit Philip Crok to exer- 
cise the office of verderer in the forest of Chute, as although the king 
ordered the sheriff to cause a verderer to be elected in his place, he is 
informed that Philip has suflicient lands in that county, stays there, and 
is fitted for the ofhce. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Richard de Walden for rendering his account from 18 
August last, as although the king appointed him and Nicholas atte Hawe 
to receive the tenth and fifteenth in co. Berks for the 11th year of the 
reign and two years following, yet on 18 August last the king appointed 
Walter de Norton in his place. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 
to John de Broghton, to whom the late king committed the custody of the 
gate of Wyndesore park and of the manor there, for life, receiving as much 
as Laurence de Bagshote received in the same, the arrears of what John 
was wont to receive, and to pay what he received henceforth, so long as he 
is keeper and Thomas is constable. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
ordered Roger de Grey and others, appointed justices of oyer and terminer 
in CO. Bedford, to cause the issues returned upon the abbot of Rameseye and 
the amercements of the abbot, Richard his brother and John Baron to be 
withdrawn from the rolls and cancelled, acquitting the abbot and others 
of the said issues and amercements saving to the king the amercement of 
Thomas de Stodloye the elder [as in thin Calcnilar 11 JuliianI III, jnnit- 
12] , yet the justices delivered the issues and amercements in extracts of 
their rolls at the exchequer, wherefore they are exacted of the abbot by 
summons of the exchequer, the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the amercements to be cancelled, discharging the abbot 
and others but saving the amercement of Thomas. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Alan la Zousche, 
son and heir of William la Zousche, of Assheby in the debts in which William 
was bound to the king at his death, what is found to be due to William of his 
fee of 200 marks for the custody of the land of (Hamorgan and Morganno, 
which the king committed to him on 21 February in the 1st year of his 
reign, to hold during pleasure, so that he should appoint the sheriff, 
constable, and other ministers there, and should dispose of the castles, 
towns, and manors for the king's benefit, and the safe keeping thereof, 
receiving 200 marks in time of peace, and for thirty men at arms in his 
company for the siege of Kaerlilly castle, if it was not then surrendered, at 
the king's accustomed wages; anil afterwards on 12 June in the same year, 
the king ordered William to deliver the custody to Roger de Mortuo Mari, 
to whom he had committed it; and Alan has besought the king to order 
Hucb allowance to be made to him, as divers debts in which William was 
bound to the king are exacted of him. By C. 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



77 



1339. 

May 7- 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



May 4. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 12. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



j\[eiiih)(nii' G—(ii)it. 

To the abbot of St. ]\[ary's, York, collector of the triennial tenth granted 
by the clergy in the archbishopric of York. Order to pay to Thomas 
Ughtred, keeper of the town of Perth, by indenture, the 20/. which the 
king ordained to be paid to him for the munition of the town and the 
maintenance of the lieges there in its defence. By the keeper and C. 

To Thomas de Castro Goderici, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
pay to Gilbert Talebot, to whom on 23 October, in the 4th year of the 
reign, the king committed the office of justice of South Wales, to hold 
during pleasure, the arrears of his fee, and to pay that fee henceforth so 
long as he holds the office and Thomas is chambertain. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Glaston, deceased. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May .'5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on William de Melton, archbishop of York, by reason of the 
manors of Killum, co. York, and Kyngesclere, for the tenth now current or 
other quotas granted by the clergy, though the king wishes him to be taxed 
by reason of those manors with the laity of cos. York and Southampton, 
as the manors are held of the king in chief, in frankalmoin, and the arch- 
bishop was enfeoffed of the former by the archbishop of Rouen and the dean 
and chapter there, as is found by an inquisition taken by John de Louthere, 
sometime escheator in cos. Y'^ork, Cumberland, Northumberland and West- 
morland, rendering 13.s. 4r/. yearly to the king, and of the latter by the 
same, as is found by inquisition taken by Robert Selyman, sometime 
escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, Bedford and Bucking, 
ham, rendering 10s. yearly. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Master William de Hurle, chief carpenter of the 
Tower of London, for money received by him upon his expenses for carry- 
ing a certain great engine from the tower to Dumbar castle, in Scotland, 
allowing him the reasonable expenses of himself and the men with him and 
other necessary expenses. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Alesia 
late the wife of Kbulo Lestraunge, the lands which were taken into the 
king's hands on the death of Alice late the wife of William de Stopham, as 
the king granted to Ebulo and Alesia for Ebulo's good service, and in 
exchange for a release which they made to him of all their right and claim 
in the lands of Alesia's inheritance which she gave to the late king and to 
Hugh le Despenser the elder, and Hugh le Desponser the younger, while she 
was single, and which escheated to the king by the forfeiture of Hugh and 
Hugh, the manor of Wadyngton, co. Lincoln, after Alice's death, who held 
it for life with reversion to the king; and afterwards on its being found by 
the inquisition jxj.nt viortcin of Alice that she held no lands in chief in her 
demesne or of fee, but that she held lands in Wadyngton foi- life of the gift 
and emfeoffment of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, with reversion to the 
king, and that the king granted those lands to lObulo and Alesia, and that 
they are held in chief by knight's service, at the suit of Alesia beseeching 
the king to cause the said lands to be delivered to her, as they are the 



78 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



May 8. 

Berkhauip- 

steii'.l. 



May 6. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

manor of Wadyngton, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition 
upon the matter, by which it is found that the said hinds are the manor of 
\\'adyngton, and that Ahce held no other lands in Wadyngton for life as 
aforesaid. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to caii^o the custom and subsidy to be allowed to Robert Stuffyn of 
Newerk on his wool taken from that port, according to the ordinance of 
the council, until 50Z. are allowed to him, receiving from him the customary 
oath, as the king received wool of him to the value of 1,571/. lis. •!</. azid 
he has asserted in chancery that of that sum there are due to Henry Mous 
of Newerk 200/. and to ^Yilliam Daraunt of Newerk 120/. and the remain- 
ing 1,251/. ll,s. 4(/. are due to Robert, and on 12 IMay last the king granted 
that Robert should have allowance for 400/. of that sum in the custom 
and subsidy in the ports of Kyngston-upon-Hull and Boston and caused 
letters obligatory for the remaining 851/. lis. hi. to be made to Robert ; 
and Robert surrendered the letters of allowance to chancery to be cancelled 
and besought the king to order payment of 300/. to be made to him at 
Michaelmas next, and the remaining 100/. to be allowed to him in the custom 
and subsidy, and the king granted that he should have allowance for 50/. 
in that port. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston, for 50/. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage and 30 acres of land in Bynham, co. 
Norfolk, restoring the issues thereof to the prior of Bynham, as the 
escheator returned that he had taken the premises into the king's hands, 
because it was found by inquisition of office that the prior appropriated 
them to himself and his house, of Richard de Tukke, after the statute of 
mortmain, without licence ; and afterwards the king learned from the 
prior that he and his predecessors were seised thereof from the foundation 
of the priory, and the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition 
upon the matter, by which it is found that the priors were seised of the 
said tenements from the time of the foundation of the priory, until 14 
January, in the 11th year of the reign, when the escheator took them, and 
that the prior did not appropriate them anew, and that they are held in 
frank almoin. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

April 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Berkhamp- Order to cause payment or an assignment to be made to Thomas do 
stead. Kele, of Lincoln, for 250/. for Easter term last, as the king is bound to him 
in 820/. 22(/. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and he afterwards 
asserted in chancery that 322/. 22^/. were due to Richard do Kolo, of 
Lincoln, for such wool, and the remaining 600/. to himself, and ho has 
besought the king to order satisfaction to be done to him, and the king 
has granted that he shall have one half at Easter and the other half at 
Easter following. 

April 6. 'I'o John de "Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay to Master 

Berkhamp- John de Thoresby, now acting as notary in chancery, or to his uttoruoy, 20 

stead. marks for Easter torm last, in accordance with the king's gnvut to huu of 40 

marks yearly until he shall be provided with a l>tniotico exceeding the saiil 

sum and the value of the beuolices which ho now holds. 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



79 



1339. 

April 20. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 4. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

May 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 7. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, and his fellows, keepers of the 
maritime land in co. Sussex. Order to supersede the exaction made on the 
prior of Bermoundeseye to find men at arms or other armed men by reason 
of his lands in that county, as he has shown the king that although his 
priory was taken into the king's hands as an alien priory, and the prior 
holds the custody thereof at will for rendering a certain ferm yearly, yet 
the deputies appointed by the keepers distrain him to find four men at 
arms, armed men, and archers, by reason of his lands in that county, 
pretending that he and his predecessors had supported such charges, 
wherefore the prior has asserted before the council that he now pays in the 
aforesaid ferm the greater part of the sum which was formerly paid for 
such custody, and the king discharged him of such custody. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 
de la Roche of 5 marks yearly beyond what John de Canygges gave for 
the office of the bedelry of the hundreds of Rouborwe, Swanborwe, and 
Stodefold, CO. Wilts, receiving from him as much as John de Canygges was 
wont to render, as on 5 December, in the 3rd year of the reign, the king 
committed that office to John de la Roche to hold for seven years, 
rendering what John de Canygges who held that office rendered then, and 
afterwards the king committed the custody to him for life, rendering the 
same, and now he has informed the king that although he is prepared 
to render as much as John rendered, yet the treasurer and barons exact 5 
marks yearly in addition because the extracts of the chancery roll of the 
3rd year contain that John de la Roche should render 5 marks yearly in 
addition, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Broun, deceased. 

To the taxers and collectors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth in the city 
of London. Order to allow to John de Oxon[ia] , of London, vintner, in his 
quota of that subsidy 20Z. if he be found to have paid that sum by the 
certificate of John de Pulteneye, sometime mayor of London, and Thomas 
de Evesham, clerk, deputed to seek a subsidy of the men of that city for 
the defence of the realm, as John asserts that he paid 20Z. to the king 
before John and Thomas and others deputed for that purpose. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a tun ot 
the -wine which John, bishop of Carlisle, and a tun which Ranulph de Dacre 
delivered to the treasurer, to be allowed to the executors of the will of John 
de Glen ton, late receiver of the king's victuals at Carlisle, in their account 
rendered for John, notwithstanding that the executors did not deliver the 
king's writ of warrant for that livery, to the treasurer and barons, upon 
that account. By the keeper. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, collector in the archbishopric of York 
of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy. Order to pay to Thomas 
Ughtred, keeper of the town of Perth, those 100 marks which the king 
ordered the abbot to pay to him for the munition of the town and maintenance 
of the lieges staying there for its defence. liy the keeper and C. 

The like to the collectors of the triennial tenth granted by the laity in 
Newcastle upon Tyne, to pay 100 marks to Thomas. 

By the keeper and C. 



80 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

May 4. 

Beikhiimp- 
stead. 



Mi'))ibra)U' 4 — nnit. 

To the collectors of wool j^ranted by prelates and men of religion in the 
archdeaconry of Hereford. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 
abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, for wool beyond the rate of the portion of the 
fifteenth, unless he has newly acquired any temporalities or spiritualities, for 
which he is bound to pay the tenth granted by the clergy, receiving wool from 
him according to the rate of the fifteenth of QSl. 10*-. 9(/., touching him, as 
the treasurer and barons returned that the temporalities and moveables of 
the abbot in the said archdeaconry were taxed at the said sum at the 
tenth granted by the clergy, and his temporalities at 61/. 19s. !</. and his 
moveables at G/. lis. 8*/. and the king has learned from the abbot's plaint 
that the collectors compel him to pay beyond the said portion of the 
fifteenth, although he paid the tenth with the clergy according to the taxation 
and has satisfied the king for wool according to the rate of the fifteenth. 



MEMBRANE 3. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 17. 

Berkhump- 

stead. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



^[ay 8. 
Berkhaiap- 

stead. 



To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed in a plea between 
William son of John de Trayly, and John de Haudlo for the manor of 
Lutegareshale, and to do justice to the parties, as John pleading 
in that suit before the justices of the Bench alleged that he held 
the manor for life by the grant of Hugh le Despenser with revei-sion 
by the king, owing to Hugh's forfeiture, and he could not answer 
William without consulting the king, wherefore the justices delayed to 
proceed in the plea, and the king sent a writ of irrtiorari thereupon to the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer, who returned that they found 
nothing touching that matter in their records, and the king oi"dered the 
justices to proceed further in the plea, and afterwards on 21 October, in the 
9th year of the reign, the king granted the reversion of the manor after 
John's death to John de Molyns, and the affair is still pending 
before the justices, wherefore Walter has besought the king to provide 
a remedy. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Repetition of a 
previous order [ax at pa<)e 70 abocc] to permit the merchants of the 
societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to take 850 sacks of wool from that port 
to Lombardy. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Bxissins, 
merchant of Plesence, in Lombardy, 50/. at which the rigging and tackle 
of a ship of his called '/« S,-i)it,- Marii,' of Port, in Portugal, are extended, as 
they were taken by the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse and othei-s to 
supply a galley of the king at Wynchelse. By C. 

To the abbot of Abyndon. Order to deliver to Nicholas Usus Maris, 
constable of Bordeaux, or to Anthony Bache in his name, 40 sacks of the 
king's wool in full satisfaction of 100 sacks of wool, of the 1,000 sacks which 
the king granted to him to take to parts beyond, paymg 40.^. a sivck for the 
custom and subsidy, from the ports of London and Southampton, lOOsivck;* 
of the king's gift and 900 for the king's affairs, and Nicholas surrendeiiHl 
the writs to chancery to be cancuUed, and the kuig orderetl the collectors of 
customs in the port of London to deliver GO sacks of the 100 to him of the 
wool collected for the king in cos. Oxford and Berks, and ibe king wishes 
him to be salisliod for thi> residue of iho 100 sacks. By 0, 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



81 



1339. 

May 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 7. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



April 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhami>- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Berkhamp 
stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to 
William de la Pole, or his attorneys, 216 sacks 7 stones of wool, by inden- 
ture, of the 2,418 sacks 10 stones which the king assigned to him, according 
to a previous order which they have not hitherto obeyed. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Repetition of previous order to permit William to take to the 
staple at Andewerp 60 sacks of wool on which Geoffrey de Astwyk had paid 
custom and subsidy to him, without paying the custom and subsidy. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or an 
assignment to be made to the thirty- six scholars whom the king maintains 
by his alms in his hall at Cambridge for such sum in arrear for their 
robes, from Christmas last, as Thomas Crosse, keeper of the great wardrobe, 
shall be found to be charged for the last livery of robes to them, by a bill 
under his seal said to be at the exchequer. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and the other receivers of wool in that county. 
Order to cause all the king's wool at Welles to be brought without delay 
to the port of Bristol, and delivered to the collectors there, in accordance 
with a previous order, as the king has learned that there was none of his 
wool at Bristol, wherefor the receivers could not execute the previous 
order. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to cause 
4 sacks of wool remaining of 200 sacks which the king destined for 
Gascony, and any other sacks remaining, to be laded without delay and 
delivered to Adam de Byndeleye and Anthony Bache, or to Luke Bache, 
his attorney, to be taken to the said parts. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
sheriff of York, Henry de Belton and Henry de Scorby, receivers of the 
king's wool in the North and West Ridings, co. York, to have allowance of 
71 sacks 18 stones of wool, if they are found to have delivered them, by 
the king's order, to Ralph de Nevyll, who agreed to lend the king all his 
wool at bis manor of Faxflete. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the executors of 
the will of John de Glanton, late receiver of the king's victuals at Carlisle, 
for a tun of flour and a tun of wine which he delivered by the order of 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, then captain of the king's 
army sent to Scotland, and a tun of wine delivered to Patrick Makolough, 
and a tun to Robert le Mareschal, as appears by the earl's letters patent 
in the possession of the executors, as they assert. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. 
Order to deliver to William de la Pole or his attorneys what is lacking 
of the wool which the king assigned to him, to be taken to the king to 
parts beyond the sea, permitting him to do this without paying the 
custom and subsidy due thereon. By C. 



May 3. 

Bftrkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 2. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Edward, king 
of Scotland, BO.s. a day in time of peace and 50.s. in time of war, according 
to the king's ordnance, by the advice of the council, delivering it to John 
de Conscliff in the king's name. By C. 

16634 V 



82 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 10. 

lierkliarap- 
steail. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To Robert atte Barre. Order to cause the springalds, quarrels, breast 

plates, lances, arbalests, bows and arrows necessary for supplying the town 

of Southampton to be bought. By C. 

Vacated hc'caiiac another writ to provide the like is directed to John dc Flete 

as appears below, and the order to Robert is vacated beca^ise it was 

swrendered. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert 37^. 6s. i^d. 
which he spent in buying the said springalds, etc. as the king is informed, 
by virtue of the preceding order. 

Vacated as above. 



May 1. 

Bei'khamp- 
stead. 

April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 8. 

Bei'khamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 
Borkhamp- 

stead. 



To the same. Order to pay to John de Weston 2,01., which the king 
granted to him for staying in the Isle of Wight for its defence, with twenty 
men-at-arms for no small time. By C. 

To the prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, collector in the diocese of 
Winchester of the wool granted in the parliament at Westminster in the 
12th year of the reign. Order to deliver all the wool received by him to 
the collectors of the king's wool in co. Southampton, by indenture, without 
delay. By the keeper. 

Order to the collectors to receive the wool from the prior and take it to 
London. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or assign- 
ment to be made to Anthony Bache in the name of Ivo de Aldeburgh, 
knight, for 876Z. 6s. 8d. in which the late king was bound to him for the 
arrears of his wages, and those of his esquires for replacing his horses and 
for victuals bought from him, by account made with him in the late king's 
chamber at Berwick-upon-Tweed, as may fully appear by a bill under the 
seal of the office of the chamber of Scotland of that time ; and the king 
has considered that Anthony, who is prosecuting the affair, has granted 
him a great sum for his affairs. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to revoke 
assignments made upon the priory of Horton, co. Kent, a cell of the priory 
of Lewes, and permit the prior to hold the priory and lands without 
rendering any ferm to the king as an alien, provided that he answer for 
any other ferms which he may owe, as he has shown the king that he is an 
Englishman, and neither he nor his predecessors have been bound to 



make any 
beyond the 
of the 



kings 
king's order. 



apportum, tax 
sea, and the 

as alien 
and the 



or 



m 



service 
priory has 

past times, 
the 



to any ..„^. 



king ordered 



religious house in parts 
never been taken into the hands 
and it has been so taken by the 
sheriff" of Kent to take an inquisi- 
tion upon the matter, by which it is found that William de Warenna 
son of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, then prior, was born in England 
in Conesburgh Oastlo, co. York, and no priors had made any apportum, tax 
or service to any religious house beyond the sea, wherefore tlae king ordered 
the sheriff not to intermeddle further with the priory, luid now the king 
has learned that the treasurer and barons aggrieve the prior, pretending 
that he ought to render a ferm for the priory, and have made assigumonts 
upon the prior for that ferm to divers persons, whei-eupou the prior has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the sheritt' of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to cause six oaks in 
the forest of Sappolo near lluntingilon and 4 oaks in the park of lluiulou, 
which Queen Philippa and Eli;iaboth do lUirgo ivspoctivoly havo given lot 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



83 



1339. 



May 10. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

May 12. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 

Eerkhamp- 

Btead. 



Membrane 2 — cant. 

repairing the houses of the scholars whom the king maintains at Cambridge, 
to be cut down and sent to Cambridge to be delivered to Master Thomas 
Powys, master of the said scholars, who is charged with the said repairs. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver 30 falchions, 300 sickles and 
100 small axes which the king ordered him to buy, to Richard Felle and 
John de Orton, by indenture, to be taken to the king to parts beyond the 
sea, although the king lately ordered the sheriff to deliver them to William 
de Walyngford, receiver of the king's victuals. By C. 

Order to Richard and John to receive the falchions and other things as 
aforesaid. 

To Hugh de Ulceby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver two tuns of wine to Edmund de 
la Beche, who is staying in Southampton for its safe custody, by the king's 
order. By C. 

To John de Flete, keeper of the king's armour in the Tower of London. 
Order to cause springales, quarrels, breastplates, lances, arbalests, bows and 
arrows necessary for the munition of Southampton to be bought without de- 
lay and delivered to Robert atte Barre, receiver of the king's money and 
\ictuals at that town. By C. 

Order to Robert to receive the springalds, etc. from John. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Flete S9l. 
19s. 6^d., which he has expended in buying springalds, etc. by virtue of 
the preceding order. By 0. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne. Order to cause 146 
sacks 47 cloves of wool lent to the king by the merchants of the societies of 
the Bardi and Peruzzi to be laded in that port, without delay, to be taken to 
the king to parts beyond the sea, in the present fleet about to set out 
thither, and to pay the costs of lading and freighting the ships, notwith- 
standing the king's order to them to deliver the customs and subsidies to 
William de la Pole or his attorneys, as the said merchants lent the king 93 
sacks 24 cloves of wool which he ordered to be delivered to them of his 
wool of CO. Huntingdon, for an equal quantity of wool of co. Buckingham 
lately lent by them in the port of London, and those 58 sacks 23 cloves of 
wool of CO. Cambridge, which they now have in the port of Lenne, and the 
king ordered the merchants to deliver that wool to John Charneles, his 
clerk, to be taken as aforesaid. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the merchants. 

Mandate to John to receive the wool from the merchants. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William de Skelton 
201. (sie) 13.S. 11|^. if the king is found to be bound to him in 111. 
IBs. ll^'l. for his wages, &c. allowed in the roll of the Marshalsea and for 
his robes between the last day of August in the 11th year of the reign and 
11 July following and for his wages of war and his expense? on divers 
voyages made at the same time, as may fully appear, he says, by a bill in 
his possession, under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the 
wardrobe. 



Apiil 8. 
Bferkharnp- 



MEMBRANE 1. 
To the collectors of the now custom in the port of London. Order to 
deliver to the merchants of the society of the Bardi all the issues of that 
custom from Easter last for a year, the seal for that custom remaining in 



84 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



May 18. 

Berkliamp- 

stead. 



May 10. 

Bcrkhauip- 
stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhainp- 

stead. 



May 10. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 20. 

Beikluunp- 

stead. 



Mcmhrane 1 — cont. 

their custody, as the king has granted the merchants all the customs and 
the subsidy in that port for the said time according to an agreement made 
with them, by indenture. 

To the constable and other men of Skylyngton. Order to deliver to 
Eleanor de Bello Monte the goods and chattels which belonged to Ralph de 
Skylyngton and Nicholas his brother, which were forfeited because they 
withdrew on being indicted of the death of Robert de Barkeworth in co. 
Lincoln, and which the king granted to her, ordering the sheriff of Lincoln 
and the coroners there to deliver to her the said goods and chattels to- 
gether with the year, day and waste thereof, and now the king has learned 
that these are in the hands of the constable and men, to be kept for his use. 

By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit the 
merchants of the Peruzzi to take from that port to Lombardy, without pay- 
ing custom and subsidy, 1,000 sacks of wool remaining of 8,000 sacks which 
the king granted that they and the merchants of the society of the Bardi 
should so take. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an assign- 
ment to John de Portenar[iis], Andrew de Portenar[iis], Bartholomew de 
Portenar[iis] and Pigellus de Portenar[iis], merchants, for 6,000L remaining 
of 8,072Z. IOn. which the king received from them on loan, whereof he 
granted them 2,072Z. lOs. in the custom and subsidy on 691 sacks of their 
wool which they should take out of the realm, charging Master Paul de 
Monte Florum with all the aforesaid sum. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John de Rioun and his fellows, merchants of Bayonne, to take 51 sacks 
2 cloves of wool from that port to Bayonne without paying custom and 
subsidy thereon, in accordance with a former order [ax at invje 69 nftoiv], 
which the collectors have neglected to obey by reason of the grant of those 
customs to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, but the said wool is of 
the king's own wool on which no custom or subsidy is due. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to permit wool on which the custom and subsidy amount to 500/. to 
cross from that port to the staple at Andewerp, causing the king's letters 
of ' coket ' to be made for the merchants to whom the wool belonged, if 
the attorneys of William de la Pole refuse to affix the part of the coket 
seal in their custody, not permitting the attorneys or other merchants to 
take any wool by letters of warrant under tlie half of the seal from that 
port until the queen is satisfied, as the king ordered the collectors to 
make such allowance of 500/. to Queen Isabella [as at paije 12 above] and 
the king has learned that the attorneys of William de la Pole refuse to 
give up their half of the coket seal for sealing such letters, unless the 
custom and subsidy are paid to A\'illiam, and the queen had this allowance 
long before the custom and subsidy were granted to William. By p.s. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 

By the same writ. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool- fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Thomas de r>addeby, the king's clerk, 
to take 6 sacks 11 J stones of wool from that port to the staple at .\nilo\veip 
without paying the custonx and subsidy, allowing them in full ptkvmeut 
of 12/. ITn. 8(/. in which the king is bound to hiui for the tinu» wlu>n ho 
was in his service in Scotland and Enghuul, as may appear h\ two bilU, 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



85 



1339. 



May 20. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



.Jan. 27. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Jan. 28. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Jan. HO. 

Berkhamp- 

stead . 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

in Thomas's possession, under the seals of Edmund de la Beche and 
William de Northwell respectively, the late and the present keepers of the 
wardrobe. By C. 

To the attorney in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne of William do la 
Pole, the king's merchant. Whereas the king lately ordered the collectors 
of customs there, by writ of privy seal, to permit Hugh de Appolby of 
Newcastle to take 12 sacks of wool from that port to the staple at 
Andewerp, paying the custom and subsidy to William de Northwell, keeper 
of the wardrobe, and although Hugh paid these in parts beyond the sea 
and has shown the attorney William's letters patent testifying this, yet the 
attorney does not permit him to take the sacks, by reason of the grant of 
the custom and subsidy made afterwards to William de la Pole, unless he 
pay 24^. for custom and subsidy to the said William, the king therefore 
orders the attorney to view the writ to the collectors and if he find that 
it was before the date of the commission to William de la Pole, then to 
restore to Hugh, without delay, the letters obligatory for 24?. made to 
William by Hugh. ' By C. 

MEMBRANE 49rf. 

Richard de Penreth, parson of Westdepyng church, diocese of Lincoln, 
and John de Folkyngham acknowledge that they owe to Nicholas de 
Oxon[ia] and John de Appelby, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels and Richard's ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Lincoln. 

Richard de Heyle of Chelchethe, of co. Middlesex, acknowledges that he 
owes to Roger de Hothot and Geoffrey son of Robert de Stodham, AOL ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelletl on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Geoffrey son and heir of Robert de Stodham of 
CO. Bedford to Richard de Heyle of Chelchethe of all his right and claim 
in all the lands, rents, services, which he holds by the demise of Roger 
Hothot in the town of Saundon, co. Hertford, and in all the lands, rents 
and services which Richard holds by the demise of Agnes late the wife of 
John son of Hugh in that town. Witnesses : John de Bradynhacche, 
John Willeam of KelishuU, John de Sandon, John West, Richard son of 
Geoffrey, William Algrane, John Adam, Robert West. Dated at Sandon 
on Wednesday the feast of Hilaiy, 12 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Geoffrey came into chancery at Westminster before R. 
bishop of London the chancellor, on 28 January, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Roger Hothot of Brawynge, to Richard de 
Heyle, lord of Chelchethe, of all his right and claim in all lands, rents and 
services which he held by the demise of Geoffrey son and heir of Robert do 
Stodham in the town of Sandon, co. Hertford, and of all his right and 
claim in all the lands, rents and services which he holds by the demise of 
Agnes, late the wife of John son of Hugh, in the same town. [Witnessed 
and dated as above.] 

Memoi-anilnm that Roger came into chancery at Westminster, before ii. 
bishop of London, the chanceller, on 28 January, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

John do Briaunzon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Elias Dicoun 
of Thorp, citizen and skinner of London, ^01. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, aclcnouiedyed before t/ie chancellor. 



80 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339 



Jan. 29. 
Beikhamp 
stead. 



Jan. 26. 

Berkhauip- 

steacl. 



Feb. 6. 
Kenningtoii. 



Fob. 9. 

Westminster. 



Mcmbntnc idd — cojtt. 

William de Kestovene, parson of Potterspury church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that ho owes to Master William de Iledersete and Katherine 
daughter of William de Iledersete, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Peter de 
Veel, late sheriff of Devon, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea 
to stay there on the king's service, to have respite until the quinzaine of 
Easter next for rendering his accounts. By the keeper and C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order not to 
compel Thomas de Courteneye to find any man at arms in that county for 
the said custody while he is on the king's service in co. Devon as the 
deputy of Hugh de Courteneye the elder, earl of Devon, keeper of the 
maritime land in that county. By C. 



Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king is bound to 
Banduchus Maskerell, merchant, in 966/. 2.s'. 8</. by his letters patent and 
bills of the wardrobe, and has granted the Banduchus shall buy 322 sacks 
of wool in England and load 250 sacks in the port of London and 72 sacks 
in the port of Lenne to take them to the staple at Andewerp, and that 60s. 
are allowed to the king on each sack for custom and subsidy, in full 
payment of the said debt as appears by the king's letters to the collectors 
of customs in those ports ; Banduchus grants that the said letters and bills 
shall be of none effect. Dated at London on 28 January, 13 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that Banduchus came into chancery at London on 1 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the mas- 
ter of the Newark {novi operis) hospital of St. Mary, Strode, to have respite 
until Whitsuntide next for 20.s\ of his quota of the triennial tenth and fif- 
teenth of the first and second years, as the hospital, which was founded of 
the alms of the king's progenitors and of the bishops of Rochester for the 
poor and infirm until they die or depart healed, when others are received 
into their place, is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof will not 
suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren and the poor and in- 
firm there, so that if they are charged with tenths and fifteenths and other 
aids it will behove them to diminish their alms, as the king has learned 
from trustworthy testimony ; and the treasurer and barons distrain the 
master and brethren to pay 20*-. because they were assessed at that sum 
by the taxers and collectors in co. Kent to wit, at lOs. of their goods 
in Strode, of the 8th year of the reign, and 10s. for their goods in 
the hundred of Shamel of the 10th year. By the keeper and C. 

John do Wodhous, parson of Roddeby church, diocese of York, and Gil- 
bert de Cliderhou, parson of Chipyn church, diocese of Coventry and Lich- 
field, acknowledge that they owe to Robert de RadeclitT, 40/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on i>ai/ment. 

Hugh de Auduleye, carl of Gloucester and Ralph de StatTord acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John Doyly, son of Thomas Doyly, lilK) marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and chattels in oo. 
Northampton. 

CaniiUed on pcvjmcnt. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



87 



1339. 

Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane i9(/ — cont. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



William Trussel the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Eeppes the elder, lOOZ. ; to be levied, etc., in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on pai/nwnt, acknnicledtjed by Robert de lleppes and Nicholas de 
Taterford, John a attorneys. 

Henry Husee, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William Musard of 
Ypynge, 100 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Sussex. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John, son 
of Nicholas Kyriel, tenant of part of the lands which belonged to Ralph de 
Sancto Laurencio, late sheriff of Kent, deceased, to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Easter next for all the debts which were owed by Nicholas 
and Ralph, while he was sheriff, as John is attendant upon the custody of 
the maritime land in co. Kent against invasions of the king's enemies, in the 
company of William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, and he has besought 
the king to give him such respite. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause R. bishop of Durham, who is staying in 
the king's service in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until Michaelmas 
next for all the debts in which he is bound at the exchequer. 

By the keeper and C. 

John de Pirye acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Herle, knight, 
50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Bury puts in his place Thomas de Brembre, clerk, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 40Z. made to him in chancery by Edmund 
de Reynam, fishmonger, of London. 

William de Haukesgarth and Master Edmund de Haukesgarth, parson 
of Slyngesby church, diocese of York, acknowledge that they owe 
to Walter de Crayk, knight, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and Edmimd's ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. York. — Michael de Wath received the acknowledgment. 

John de Westbrok, parson of Orewell church, diocese of of Ely, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Master John de Langetoft, clerk, lOO.s. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Houel acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de la Beche, 
knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Wylynton acknowledges that he owes to James Daudele and 
John Lestraunge, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Walter Fauton of Eye acknowledges that he owes to Robert Houel, 
100 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Suffolk. 

James de Audole and John Lestraunge acknowledge that they owe to 
Ralph de Wylynton, 1,000 marks ; to be levied in co. Salop. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de Cannynou acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Bloyou, 
147 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Cornwall. 
Cancelled on payment. 



88 



CALENDAR OF CL08E ROLLS. 



1339. 

Feb. 21. 

Kenniiigton. 



Menibrani' 49</ — cont. 



Brother Wolfram, bishop elect of Worcester and Thomas de Evesham, 
parson of Newenham church, diocese of Lincoln, acknowledge that they 
owe to Master Reimund Peleryn, 'IQOL, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Worcester, 

Cancelled on j)aij}nent. 



Jan. 28. 

Berkhauip- 
stead. 



Fob. 6. 
Kenniiii'ton. 



Feb. 6. 
Kenuington. 



Feb. L 

Boikhiuup- 

stcad. 



MEMBRANE 48d. 

Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angos, puts in his place Hugh de Bardelby 
and Richard de la Ilay, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 1,100 marks made to him in chancery by Giles de Badlesmere. — 
Thomas de Baumb[urgh] received the attorneys. 

Gilbert de Babyngton, executor of the will of Robert de Umframvill, 
earl of Angos, puts in his place Hugh de Bardelby and Richard de la Hay 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 1,000 marks made to 
the earl in the late king's chancery by Bartholomew de Badlesmere and 
William Baude, knights, and John de Hegham. — Thomas de Baumb[urgh] 
received the attorneys. 

To William Baud and his fellows appointed to survey and perform the 
arraying at arms of the men of co. Hereford according to the Statue of 
Winchester. Order to cause another fit man of that county to be chosen 
as centerer in place of John Legatof Langeleye, because he has been chosen 
by Stephen de Bassynburn and William de Lodewyk, appointed to preserve 
the peace in that county, and he is on the king's service in another place. 

By C. 

Thomas atte Garston acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Coudray, 
knight, lOOZ., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Berks. 

Richard le Tailefer of Great Perndon acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de la Lee of Reydone, 40/., to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

William de Howe, John de Sudbury, Philip Justus and John de Neuburu 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Turveye, 20/., to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Porkele acknowledges that he owes to Augustine le Waleys 
of Woxebri;gge, 10/., to be levied, etc. in co. Surrey. 

John Leukenore of London, Thomas Dallyngrigge, William le 
Faukoner and John de Hyndedale acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Turveye, 40/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Sussex. 

To John Dukes of Rye. Order to cause 50 tuns and 27 pipes of wiuo, m 
the town of Southampton, lately bought by Michael Myniot, the king's 
butler at London, of a merchant of Gascony, which wine John caused to be 
arrested there, to be dearrested without delay, and to permit the butler or 
him who supplies his place at the said town, to dispose thereof as ho 
shall see fit, and John shall appear in chancery on Monday after the first 
Sunday in Lent to answer for his contempt and damage, and to do and 
receive what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

William do Pasford, merchant of Lostwithyol, puts in his place John 
de Scarle and Thomas do Cotyngham the younger, dorks, to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 800/. made by William in chancery to 
Robert de Bilkemoro. — Michael de \\'ath received the attorneys. 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



89 



1339. 

Feb. 9. 

KenninKton. 



Feb. 10. 

Kenuington. 



Membrane iSd — cont. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



John Flcmyng of Molesshe, of co. Kent, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Valoyncs, knight, and Reginald de J)yk, 20 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Richard le Seler of Salisbury acknowledges that he owes to William 
Randolf of Salisbury, 151. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Wilts. 

Robert de Bracy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of 
Gilbert Talbot, knight, IQl. 13s. id. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Worcester. 

Henry de Blundeston of Little Yarmouth and John de Sudbury 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Huntyngdon, iOl. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Suffolk. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Gilbert son of Gilbert Pecche, knight, for his debts, 
until Midsummer next, so that what is reasonable may be done for him 
upon the payment thereof, because divers evidences and muniments 
touching such debts, by which he says he ought to be discharged, are in 
the custody of the executors of the will of Gilbert Pecche his father, and 
he cannot answer for the debts until he has the said evidences. By C. 

To Master John de Barton, one of the collectors of customs in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to cause certain ships of Flanders, 
freighted at that port by the merchants of the society of the Bardi to take 
their wool to Andewerp, which are arrested by certain of the king's 
ministers there, who assert that they have power to arrest such ships to 
take the king's wool to parts beyond the sea, to be dearrested and 
delivered to the merchants, if the ships have been freighted by them as 
aforesaid. By C. 

The like to John de Skyrbek and John de Tumby, collectors of customs 
in the port of Boston. 

Thomas son of John Fromond of Goldhull acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Plumpstede, citizen and mercer of London, 20^. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Gilbert Chastelen acknowledges that he owes to Roger son of Roger de 
Rossyngton, 20^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Margaret late the wife of John de Haudlo of Fanges atte Noke and John 
the elder her son and William Tournour of Fanges atte Nok acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 40^ ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Essex. 

Master Walter de Lyndrich, dean of the king's free chapel of Hastyngos, 
diocese of Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, 
clerk, 20/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. — William de Emeldon received the 
acknowledgment. 

Ca^vcellcd on payment. 

Asselin Simonet, merchant of Lucca, puts in his place Michael Symonet 
his brother to prosecute the execution for recognisance for 240Z. made to 
him in chancery by Walter de London, dean of St. Andrew's church, 
Wells, and Geoffrey de Clielchehcthe, canon in the free chapel of St. Martin 
le Grand, London. 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 48rf — cont. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
the exaction made upon Richard de Peplesham, sometime bailiff of the 
hundred of Flitto, co. Bedford, for rendering his account, until Michaelmas 
next, so that the king may cause justice to be done to him in the mean 
time, as the king granted that bailiwick to him on 10 April in the 1st year 
of the reign, to hold for life, as John Meriet, deceased, held it by the late 
king's grant ; and Richard has now informed the king that the treasurer 
and barons distrain him to render his account, although he was amoved 
from the bailiwick at the suit of the heirs of Mary, late the wife of John 
Meriet, in the said 1st year, before he had received any issues or profits 
therefrom, and the bailiwick was restored to the heirs as their right. 

ByC. 

To the same. Order to cause Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford 
and Essex, to have respite until Whitsuntide next for his relief and all 
other debts which he owes at the exchequer. By the keeper and C. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Joan daughter of Walter 
de Chesewyk of Kyngeston is bound by a recognisance made in chancei7 
on 16 December, in the 10th year of the reign, to John Syward of London, 
' stokfisshmongere,' in 501., John grants that if he may hold undisturbed 
for 20 years from Christmas all that tenement with three shops and with 
upper chambers thereon, which Joan demised to him at ferm in the parish 
of St. Nicholas Colabbeye at the old fishery in the city of London, then 
the recognisance shall be annulled. Dated at Loudon on 18 December in 
the aforesaid year. 

MeniorandiDii that John came into chancery at London on 15 February 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by George Longevill to Sir John de Molyns, 
knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of Weston Turville, co. 
Bokynghanne. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Richard la Vache, 
Sir Thomas Ussecarle, Sir Philip de Ayllesbur[ia], knights, John de 
Hamden and Hugh de Berewyk. Dated at London on Monday after 
St. Valentine, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that George came into chancery at London on the said 
Monday and acknowledged the preceding release. 

Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, the elder, acknowledges that he owes 
to William Carbonel, knight, 100^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Podenhale acknowledges that he owes to John de Munnesle of 
Great Yarmouth, 8^ ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, the elder, acknowledges that he owes 
to John Howard, knight, the younger, 82^ ; to be levied, etc. in co. York. 

William Nutebyen and Hugh de Berewyk acknowledge that they owe to 
William de Ros of Hamelak, 10/. ; to bo levied, etc. in co. Wilts. 

Enrolment of release by George de Longevill to Sir John de Molyns, 
knight, Egidia his wife and John their son, of all his right and claim in the 
manor of Weston Turvill, co. Bukyughame, which thoy hold by the demise 
of Walter son of Hugh do Turpeton. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas do la Becho, 
Sir Gerard de Braybrok and Sir Philip de Aylosbur[iaJ, knights, Riehaixl le 
Warde, Philip Duidont, John lo Bruyn and Thomas lo Botiller. Dated at 
London on 11 February, 18 Edward III. 

Memorandum that George came into chancery at Westminster on 
18 February and acknowledged the preceding release. 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 



91 



1339. 



MEMBRANE ild. 



Feb. 18. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in Ilonry 

Westminster, ^q^.^^ qJ Lancaster's forest of Pekeryngg in that county, before Whitsuntide 
next. 

Ca2)itida. 



Feb. 3. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Fob. 15. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE AM. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Norfolk. Order to supersede 
the distraint made on the bishop of Norwich for finding armed men or 
others for that custody, while he is staying in places upon the sea coast 
where his manors are situated, as the bishop has shown the king that 
although he is so staying with all his power for the custody of the land 
against invasion, yet the keepers distrain him to find men at arms, archers 
and others by reason of his manors and lands in that county. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Warwick of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to supersede the levying of that aid 
of the keeper and chaplains of the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
Stretford, until Midsummer next, as on 26 March in the 11th year of the 
reign, the king granted by charter that they should be quit of such aids, 
and of all grants made by the clergy of the realm. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Southampton of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to cause the knights and other 
lawful men of the isle of Wight to have respite until Whitsuntide 
next for the arrears of their quota, as the king has granted them such 
respite in consideration of their efforts in resisting the attacks of enemies. 

By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Theobald 
Ptussel to have respite until Whitsuntide next for 123Z. 13.s. 4rf. which are 
exacted of him of a debt of 900Z. in which William Russel his father was 
bound to the king for the time when he was constable of Caresbrok castle, 
as is said, as the king has granted him this respite for his expenses in the 
safe custody of the isle of Wight against the attacks of alien enemies. 

ByC. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth. Order to supersede the levying of the quota of John de 
Pulteneye, citizen of London, until Midsummer next, as the late king 
granted on 10 April in the 19th year of his reign, that John should be quit 
for life of such aids and contributions. By C. 

The like to the taxers and collectors in the following counties : — 

The taxers and collectors in co. Surrey. 

The taxers and collectors in co. Essex, 

The taxers and collectors in co. Bedford. 

The taxers and collectors in co. Leicester. 

The taxers and collectors in co. Middlesex. 

The taxers and collectors in co. Hertford. 

The taxers and collectors in co. Cambridge. By C. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Whereas the king lately sent to the justices of the Bench 
under the half seal the record and process of a suit before John de Vallibus 
and his fellows, justices in eyre of Edward I in co. Leicester between the 
abbot of St. Evroult and the abbot of Leicester, that the latter shall render 



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1339. 



Membrane 46rf — cont. 



to the former 88Z. 18,s. 4(/. in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 20 marks, 
and the record and process of a suit before the same Justices by another 
writ, between the same abbots, that the latter should render to the former 
4Z. 3.S. 8^/. in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 13.s. hi., which suits were 
afterwards determined before Thomas de Weylond and his fellows, justices 
of the Bench of Edward I, in the 14th year of the reign, and the present 
king ordered the justices to inspect the record? and processes and further 
to do what is just at the suit of the present abbot of St. Evroult, and 
although the king caused all the records and processes upon the suit to 
come before him because he learned from the abbot of Leicester that in 
the record and process held before the justices of the Bench and in the 
others sent to the king, there were manifest errors, and the king sent the 
records and processes before Richard and his fellows to correct these errors ; 
yet the king has learned that the sherift' of Leicester, by virtue of a writ of 
the justices of the Bench, distrains the abbot of Leicester for the said 
arrears, as the king has learned from his plaint ; the king therefore orders 
Richard and his fellows to diligently examine the said records and processes 
and if such errors appear therein, then to direct the sheriff to supersede the 
demand made on the abbot for the arrears, pending the discussion of the 
plea for correcting such errors. By letter of the keeper. 

March L Richard de Kent, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Kennington. Besevile, 50/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 24. To Thomas de Metham, escheator this side Trent. Order to restore 

Westuiinstcr. certain lands in Clyf near Hemmyngburgh, 50 acres of land and a wind- 
mill in Houeden to those who held them before they were taken into the 
king's hands, if they shall find security for answering to the king for the 
issues thereof, if they ought to pertain to him, as R. bishop of Durham 
has shown the king that the escheator had taken the premises into the 
king's hands because he had found by an inquisition of office that Anthony 
formerly bishop there had alienated the lands in Clyf to Stephen de Malo 
Lacu, in fee, for rendering 8/. 16.s. yearly to the bishop, and the land and 
windmill in Houeden to William de Ponte Burgi, for rendering o8>-i. 4(/. 
yearly to the bishop, which said tenements were of the right of his church 
and parcel of the manor and barony of Houeden, and the king has granted 
the request of the bishop to restore those lands of the tenants by security 
as aforesaid, because the bishop is staying in his service in parts beyond 
the sea. By C. 



Feb. 12. To the sheriff" of Northumberland. Order to supersede the taking of 

Westminster. John Langebak of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, although the king oiilered the 
sherift" to take him if he did not come before the council at London on the 
morrow of St. Thomas last, and have him before the council on the 
Saturday following if he refused to come, because John was in parts beyond 
the sea at the time of the said order, so that he could not come l>efon< the 
council, as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony. By C. 

March 4. John de Cobehara, knight, and John Frere of Strode acknowledge th»t 

ByQeet. they owe to William Box, citizen of London, GO/. ; to bo le\ied, m dofAult 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Caniiiled on payment. 



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1339. 



Membrane 46f^ — cont. 



John Cok of Exeter, clerk, puts in his place Master Adam Mirimouth, 
canon of London, and Henry Cok, John's brother, to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 220 marks made to him in chancery by Gerard de 
Braybrok, knight. 



Jan. 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 45d. 

Feb. 9. To the bailiffs of Herewicz. Order to desist from disquieting the 

Westminster, merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi for 4(/. on each sack of 
the king's wool laden in ships in the port of London and driven by con- 
trary winds to the port of Herewicz, as they have paid the custom and 
subsidy thereon, and to permit them to take the wool to parts beyond the 
sea whither they were going. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
William de la Pole or his attorneys to take all his wool for which he has 
licence to parts beyond the sea, according to the tenor of the writs under 
the privy seal, which he will bring to them. By C. 

To S. bishop of Ely. Order to cause wool to be levied of the abbot of 
Thorneye in that diocese, according to the grant thereof in the last parlia- 
ment at Westminster, as the king lately ordered the bishop to cause that 
wool and the tenth granted by the clergy to be levied in that diocese, and 
afterwards the king learned that the bishop did not cause the wool to be 
levied because he had not ascertained the names of the abbots, priors and 
other ecclesiastical persons who were present at the parliament and who 
are bound to pay such wool, wherefore the king ordered him to cause such 
wool to be collected, and the bishop returned that the abbot of Thorneye 
is the only one mentioned in the schedule sent with the order who is in 
his diocese, and the abbot asserts that he holds in frankalmoin, as is 
witnessed in the charter of King Edgar, their feoffor, and not by barony, 
and is therefore not bound to pay tenths and wool like the other prelates. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Writ of aid for the prior of Eye to levy his 
debts from those indebted to him, so that he may answer for the ferm of 
160Z. for the custody of his priory, which was taken into the king's hands, 
as he has shown the king that several men are bound to him in divers 
debts, and refused to pay the debts, and the prior is not able to distrain them 
or to answer for his ferm without the debts. 

Feb. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John duke 

Kenningfcon. of Brittany and earl of Piichemund to have respite until Easter next and 

the Easter following for all the debts and reliefs which are exacted of him and 

for all accounts which he is bound to render to the king. By p.s. [11471.] 

Feb. 10. To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Rokcby, constable of the 

Westminster, king's castles of Stryvelyn and Edenburgh, sometime sheriff" of York, who 

is staying in those castles for their safe custody, to have respite until 

Michaelmas next for rendering his account for the time when he was 

sheriff. By C. 

Feb. 27. To the same. Order to cause John de Strivelyn, who is staying in the 

Kennington. king's service in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until Michaelmas 

next for the two reliefs which ai-e exacted of him after the death of Adam 

de Bwynbourn, father of Barnaba John's wife, and of Henry de Bwynbourn 

her brother, and for all other debts. By C. 



Jan. 2G. 

Berkharop- 
stead. 



94 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 

Feb. 7. 

Westminster. 



^[en^hrom' 45'/ — cont. 



March 2. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



To the same. Order to cause Peter de Grandissono son and heir of 
William de Grandissono, who is attendant upon the purveyance of wool for 
the king's use and the keeping of the peace in co. Hereford, by the king's 
order, at great labour and expense, to have respite until Michaelmas next for 
his relief, which he is bound to render after William's death. 

William de Stancs, citizen of London and pcppercr, acknowledges that 
he owes to John de Tuniby of Boston, merchant, 67/. ; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Thomas, son of Robert de Kelleseye, sometime citizen of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to John Galeys, citizen and merchant of Lon- 
don, 20/. ; to be levied, etc. in the city of London. 

John Galeys, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas son of Robert de Kelleseye, sometime citizen of London, 
20/. ; to be levied, etc. in the city of London. 

To Robert de Clyfford, Anthony de Lucy, Ranulph de Dacre and Robert 
Parvyng. Order to supersede the taking of inquisitions concerning 
felonies or trespasses and to supersede the execution of their commission to 
take all malefactors and suspected persons in cos. Lancaster, Westmor- 
land and Cumberland, and to keep them in prison, and to take inquisi- 
tions concerning felonies committed in those counties, because the king has 
heard that divers men of those counties are much aggrieved by that com- 
mission and have withdrawn to Scotland, proposing to join the king's 
Scottish enemies, whereby great dangers might arise unless a remedy were 
speedily applied. By p.s. 



ME3IBRANE Ud. 

Feb. 15. To the collectors in the bishopric of Lincoln of wool granted in the 

Westminster. Parliament at Westminster. Order to permit A. bishop of Winchester to have 

respite imtil Midsummer next for the wool which he is bound to pay by 

reason of his spiritualties and temporalties. By the keeper and C. 

Feb. 18. Alan de Multon of Holand acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill 

Westminster. 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln. 

Brian Gouytz, knight, of co. Somerset, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Pulteneye, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. — 
Thomas de Evesham received the acknowledgement. 

Hildebrand de London acknowledges that he owes to Robert bishop of 
Chichester, 15/. 8s. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. 

Robert de Bilkemore puts in his place Henry de Ditton, clerk, to prv.>se- 

cute the execution of a recognisance for 800/. made to him in chancery by 

William de Pasford, merchant of Lostwithiel. 

Fob. 20. " To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 
Weatminster. of Wilsford to have respite until Michaelmas next for 20/., which he owes 
of the arrears of the ferm of 15/. which he owes for the custody of his priory, 
which was taken into the king's hands as an alien pnory, whioh respite tho 
king has granted to him because he is oppressed at this time by divers costs 
ttnd charges. r»y C» 



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95 



1339. 

Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane iid — cont. 



Feb. 10. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 22. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 23. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 19. 

Westminster. 



Fob. 24. 
Kennington. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Robert de Clifford, one of the heirs of Richard de Clare, to have respite until 
the quinzaino of Michaelmas next for all the debts exacted of him in Ire- 
land, causing his lands, goods and chattels to be restored to him, so that in 
the mean time the king may cause justice to be done, as the late king par- 
doned Richard 1,000 marks of the debts in which he was bound to him, and 
the letters of pardon are in the possession of Giles de Badelesmere, one of 
Richard's heirs, and Robert has other evidences in his possession whereby 
he asserts he ought to be discharged of the said debts. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue in the same state in 
which it now is, the plea pending before them between the king and the 
archbishop of York of quo waranto concerning the archbishop's cognisance 
of pleas in the port of the water of Hull, between the Humber and 
Newecroftcote, and divers other liberties there. By C. 

William de Hoo, parson of Dallingho church, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Aldestowe and Henry de Trewennard, 40 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO, Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment. 

James de Audeleye acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Wylynton, 
knight, 200?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Salop. 

Ralph de Wylynton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to James de 
Audeleye and John Lestraunge of Blanmoster, 400?. ; to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on pay^nent. 

John Lestraunge of Blanmoster, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Wylynton, knight, 200?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Salop. 

John de Cobham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 40?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
cause John de Cruys, who was arrested for certain trespasses and contempts, 
by the consideration of the council in the present parliament at 
Westminster, and who is imprisoned in the Tower, to be released, if he 
will find sufficient security to answer to the king for the said contempts 
and trespasses, when the king wishes to speak with him thereon. 

By the keeper. 

Robert de Grantham, parson of Great Paunton church, diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 24.s. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Lincoln. 

John de Grey of Codenore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard do Wylughby, knight, 200 marks ; to bo levied, etc. of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Richard de Wylughby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Grey of Codenore, knight, 800 marks ; to bo levied, etc, in co. Nottingham. 



9G 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Fob. 25. 
Kennington. 



Membrane Aid — cont. 



Feb. 25. 
Kennint'ton. 



Feb. 26. 

Kennington. 



William de Brokcsheved of Elinedon acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas Crane, citizen and merchant of London, and to William his 
brother, 10/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

Thomas son of Nicholas de Aston acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Solers, 601. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Worcester. 

Anthony de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Eglesfeld, clerk, and to Thomas de Hardegill, 500/. ; to be levied, etc. 
in Cumberland. 

Alan de Fulbourn, vicar of Estillebury church, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Martou, parson of Estillebury 
church, 100/.; to be levied, etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Essex. 

Enrolment of release by Edward Trenchaunt of Aulton to Richard, 
bishop of London, of all his right and claim in all the lands, meadows, 
woods and rents which belonged to John de Bradele in Westworldham and 
Aulton. Witnesses : Sir John le Mareschal, knight, Richard de 
Wyndesores, Rolland de Wykford, Valentine Bekke, William Gentilcorps, 
Thomas Gentilcorps, Roger de Petresfeld. Dated at London on Sunday, 
the feast of St. Valentine, 18 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Edward came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John Symeon, son of Percival Symeon to John 
de Northburgh, citizen and clothier of London, of all his right and claim in 
all the lands which John de Northburgh holds by the gift and enfeoliment 
of John Symeon in the towns of Hertford, Brentefeld, Quenehawe, 
Stapelford and Amewell, co. Hertford. Witnesses : Gregory de Norton, 
John Priour, the elder, Nicholas Pyk, Richard de Welleford, Richard de 
Tornton, John Vincent, Geoffrey le Botiller, Geoff'ry de Bodelee, citizens 
of London, John Amys, clerk. Dated at London on Sunday, the 
* Circumcision, 8 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that John Symeon came into chancery at London on 
28 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 28. William de Welles, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Kennington. Bedcford, Robert de Lincoln and John de Seint Edmund, citizens of 
London 30/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 



Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Kennington. demand made on Adam de Hopton, the king's dork, for 19 marks 6.^•. Sd. 
received by him, after having viewed the king's writ to the sheriff of StUop 
and Stafford and the writ sent to themselves, as Adam has shown that 
whereas the king lately appointed him to control the wool granted for the 
king's use in cos. Salop and Statt'ord, received by the sheritl", Nicholas de 
Picheford, William le Skynner, Roger Wride and Thomas lo Goldsmyth, 
receivers, and to pay the expenses of weighing, packing and carrying the 
wool, and the king ordered the shoriff to |my Adam his wages, to wit 2.-i. a 
day, and although the sheriff paid Ailam ID marks [Ss. 8</. for such wages, 
to wit for 180 days, yet the treasurer and barons have oharge«.l him with 
that sum, as if he received it upon his expenses. 



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97 



1339. MEMBRANE 43d. 

March 2. To Thomas bishop of Hereford. Because the king is informed that the 

Kennington. lands and liberties which ought to pertain to the king [in Ireland] and 
for which answer was made to the king for no small sum of money, are 
granted for life, in fee and otherwise by untrue suggestions and procurations 
made in the king's court, to divers men of those parts, so that too little is 
retained in the king's hands for supporting the charges of the land, the 
king therefore orders the bishop to inform the king upon the premises and 
to give his advice with that of others of the council, under the seal used 
in those parts, without delay. By C. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

Feb. 17. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment to John le Curszoun and 

Westminster. Robert de Causton, knights of that shire, of 8^. for their expenses in 
attending the parliament held at Westminster on the morrow of the 
Purification last, to wit for twenty days at is. a day each. 

By the keeper and C. 

Feb. 17. The like to the sheriffs of the other counties for the knights of their 

Westminster, respective shires [as in Eetuni of Members of Parliatnent ; page 124, omitting 
COS. Cornwall, Leicester, London and Middlesex, Salop, Somerset, Stafford, 
Surrey, Sussex and Westmorland]. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Writ for payment to Richard 
Gary and Andrew de Wormenhale, burgesses of that town, of SI. 12s. for 
their expenses in attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit for 18 days at 
2s. a day each. By the keeper and C. 

The following citizens and burgesses have like writs, to wit : — 

Hugh de Stokes and John Judkyn, citizens of Lincoln. 

Robert Carbonel and William de Holewell, burgesses of Bedford. 

Robert de Haliwell and Thomas de Haliwell, burgesses of Newcastle 

upon Tyne. 
Thomas Gerveys and Jordan de Preston, burgesses of Wycombe. 
Joseph Alianore and John Paries, burgesses of Colchester. 
John Colier and William de Roderham, burgesses of Nottingham. 



Jan. 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 42(i. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas previous kings ' 
granted by charter to the church of St. Etheldreda, Ely, and to Hugh, then 
bishop there and his successors and to the prior and monks there, that they 
should have a return of all writs of the king within the hundred and half of 
Midford, and in the five hundreds and a half of Wykkelawe, the Thredling 
{'rrillynij) of Wyneston, and in all their lands and fees without those hundreds 
so that neither the earl nor any minister at Somersham should intermeddle 
therewith without the licence of Simon, the present bishop, or the other bishops 
there and the king confirmed this by charter and further granted to John de 
Hothum then bishop and to the prior and convent, that although they had not 
used those liberties yet they should enjoy them without hindrance ; and the 
bishop has informed the king that although they had summonsof the exchequer 
and executions of the same in the bishop's soke of Somersham, which is in the 
hundred of Hirstyngstan in the said [sir) county, by virtue of the said charters, 
yet the abbot of l^iameseyo, under colour of a charter to the abbot and 
convent of Raraeseye of returns of writs and summons of the exchequer in 
the said hundred, impedes the bishop from exercising the said liberty there, 
whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the king 

W,6\ a 



98 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 42rf — cont. 



ordered the sheriff of Huntingdon to direct the abbot to be in chancery 
with his charters three weeks after Easter, which day the king has given 
to the bishop to be there with his charters, and hearing the reasons, to 
cause those things which were granted to the abbot and convent to the 
prejudice of the bishop, to be taken out of the abbot's charter, and a new 
charter to be made for him if he desires it, and further to do and receive what 
the king's court shall decide ; and now the king has learned that certain 
pleas upon the said liberties have been moved at the exchequer at the suit 
both of the bishop and of the abbot, and are pending there undecided, the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to supersede holding such 
processes, certifying the king in chancery of all the process thereupon which 
has been held before them, because it is not right that the matters should 
be pleaded at the exchequer which are in chancery by the king's order, for 
information and discussion. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
forest of Galtres in that county, before Whitsuntide next. 

Capitula. 



MEMBRANE ild. 

Feb. 8. To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 

Kennington. pleas before the king. Order to supersede the matter before them 
concerning errors in a record and process held upon a suit between Henry 
fitz Hugh, knight, and Robert de Clifford and others concerning tenements 
in Mikelton in Tesdale, co. York, until a perambulation is made between 
COS. York and ^Yestmorland, as the king ordered the justices of the Bench, 
before whom an assize of novel disseisin upon the matter was arramed, to 
supersede the assize until the perambulation should be made [as in this 
Calendar 12 Ed, ran! Ill, pa;/e 884] . By pet. of C. 

Feb. 26. To Griffin Cragh of Lopda. Notification that although the king ordered 

Kennington. him to come to him to parts beyond the sea, well prepared to arms, to be 
at Great Yarmouth on St. Thomas last with the other lieges whom the 
king ordered to assemble there for the same purpose, and to stay there at 
the king's wages, yet the king holds him excused for not appearing 
then on that day because he has learned that Griffin was at that time 
staying in Wales in the service of William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury, who is staying in the king's company in parts beyond the sea. 

By the keeper and C. 

March 1. To the keeper of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
Kennington. cause proclamation to be made that no one shall buy or sell anything with 
black money called ' Turneys,' under pain of forfeiture of the money and 
goods, and not to permit the money to have currency, because the king has 
learned that certain men of Ireland cause such money to be made and 
circulated to the deterioration of the king's money of sterling. By C. 

[Fmlera.] 

March 8. To the chancellor of Ireland. Older to send all the extents of the lands, 

Kennington. fees and advowsons which belonged to James de {sic) Botillor, earl of 

Oreford (xu), tenant in chief, returned in the chancery of Ireland, to the 

chancery in England, without delay, so that the extents being inspoctoil 

the king may cause dower to bo assigned to Eleanor, late the oarl's wifo. 

To Thomas bishop of Hereford, keeper of the land of Ii-eland. Onlor to 
supervise all the castles of that land and the munitions theivof and take 
iufoiuiation cuuceriiing the fees received for their custody and whether the 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



99 



1339. 



Membrane ild — cont. 



March 1. 

Kennington 



March 5. 
Kennington. 



constable and keepers find sufficient men for the munition thereof and how 
many castles are occupied by Irishmen, enemies and rebels of the king, and 
of the castles in which there are defects, and of the manner in which the 
keepers hold them, and to ordain that the castles shall bo kept safely by 
the advice of the council in those parts, and to inform the king of the 
behaviour of the king's ministers in that land, who are sufficient, and who 
not, and of the estate, term or title which they have in their offices, and to 
certify the king thereof without delay, together with his advice and that of 
the said council, and further to do what shall be ordained by the advice of 
the council for the safety of the said land, because the king has learned 
that the castles are insufficiently guarded, and the constables and keepers 
do not keep sufficient men there, so that some have been occupied by the 
said rebels, and that the ministers are insufficiently qualified and behave 
badly in their offices. By C. 

[Foedera.] 

To John de Flete, keeper of the exchange, London. Whereas the king 
lately ordered him to cause stamps for sterlings, halfpennies and farthings 
to be made and delivered to the treasurer of Ireland [as in tJiis Calendar 
12 Edirard III. parje 437] the king orders him to have the said stamps in 
chancery on Thursday next to be delivered to Master John Rees, attorney 
of the said treasurer, in the presence of the chancellor. • By C. 

[Ibid.] 

To Thomas bishop of Hereford, keeper of the land of Ireland. Whereas 
the king is informed that so many lands and liberties in that land which 
ought to pertain to him and from which answer was made to him for 
considerable sums of money, are granted to divers men of those parts for 
life, in fee and otherwise, by false suggestions and procurations, that too 
little remains for the support of the charges of the said land, the king 
therefore orders the keeper to take information upon the premises by the 
advice of the council of those parts, and to certify the king thereupon 
together with his advice and that of the said council. By C. 

[Ibid.] 



MEMBRANE iOd. 



March 5. Simon de Ruggele acknowledges that he owes to Edward duke of 
Byfleet. Cornwall and earl of Chester, 300^, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

Feb. 20. To the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross. Request to deliver six oaks fit 

Kennington. for timber for works in the Tower of London, in his wood of Heywood, 

to Nicholas de la lieche, constable of the Tower, or to his deputy, according 

to the form of a request made at another time. By p.s. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bishop of Winchester for twelve oaks in the wood of Pillyngbere. 
The bishop of Salisbury for six oaks in the park of Sumynge. 
The abbot of Westminster for eight oaks in 

the park of Denham. Without the clause 

The pnor of Okebourn for 24 oaks m the Lefernng to a previous 

wood of Risslepe. [ ■eu-t 

The bailiff of Yassamford for 24 oaks in the ^ 

same wood. 



100 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

]\[;irch 2. 
Kciuiington. 



]\ larch 5. 

Kennington, 



March 2. 
Kennington. 



1338. 
Dec. 14. 

Kennington. 



1339. 

March 8. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 27. 
Byfleet. 



Membrane AOd — eont. 

To J. bishop of Carlisle, Ralph do Nevill, Anthony de Lucy, Richard de 
Wylughby, John do Lancastr[ia] of Holgill, William Basset, Robert de 
Scardeburgh and John de Derewcntwatro. Order to supersede the peram- 
bulation which the king ordered them to make, on 10 December last, 
between cos. York and Westmorland, because by other letters patent the 
king has appointed the said bishop, Ralph, Anthony, Richard, John and 
John to make the said perambulation together with Richard bishop of 
Durham, Richard de Aldeburgh, William de Tweng and John Moryn. 

ByC. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to forbid Henry Herman, 
John Pampelot, Richard Snowe, John Sharp, Robert de Sutton, John de 
Conible, John Aleyn, Nicholas Slynge, William Goldewyne, Roger 
Gillingham, and John Barby and their accomplices of that town to do any 
harm to the men of Herewicz, under pain of forfeiture, so that it may not 
behove the king to provide another remedy, but to treat them amicably, 
because the king is informed that Henry and the others threaten those men 
in their bodies and goods and in the burning of their town, by reason of a 
ship of Lescluse in Flanders, which lately came to the port of Orewell, and 
which Henry and the others attacked there by armed force, against the will 
of the master and wished to take it away, and were repelled by the men of 
Herewicz in the interests of the peace between the king and those of 
Flanders. The king has sent a like order to the bailifts of Herewicz. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the abbot and convent of Oseneye. Request to deliver to Robert 
Larcher, who was maimed in the king's service, wherefore he could not set 
out with him to parts beyond the sea, competent maintenance in food and 
clothing in their house until the king's return, for which the king will be 
specially bound to them, and he grants that what they do for Robert shall 
not be drawn to their prejudice in future. By the keeper and C. 

To John de Shardelowe and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Norfolk. 
Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize of novel 
disseisin which John Fraunceys and Ela his wife and John son of John de 
Rollesby arramed before them against Andrew Branche, who is attendant 
upon the king's service in parts beyond the sea, concerning tenements in 
Northbarsham in that county, according to the ordinance made in favour 
of persons so staying in the king's service. By p.s. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. War- 
wick. Like order in favour of John de Beauchamp, knight, who is in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, against whom Thomas de Hastang, 
knight, arramed an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in 
Newebolt and Happesford in that county. By p.s. 

Like order to Richard de Aldeburgh and his fellows, justices of assize in 
CO. Northumberland, to continue an assize of novel disseisin which Joan 
late the wife of Walter Mautalent arramed before them against John do 
Coupeland, concerning tenements in Coupeland. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE 394 

Feb. 15. To the keepers of the maritinu> land in co. York. Order to supersede 

Westminster, the distraint made on Thomas de Wake of Lidoll for finding men at anus 

or others for that custody by reason of his lanils in that county, while he 

is attendant upon the custody of the luaiitiino land in co. Lincohi at givat 

cost, to which custody the king appointed him. By 0. 



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101 



1339. 



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Feb. 25. 

Kenninfiton. 



March 1. 
Byfleet. 



March 1. 
Byfleet. 



March 16. 

Winchester. 



March 16. 
Winchester. 



March 16. 
Winchester. 



The like in favour of Thomas to the keepers of the maritime land in 
COS. Northampton, Rutland, Essex, Nottingham, Derby, Hertford, 
Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland. 

To Sayerus de Rocheford, keeper of the king's peace in Holand, co. 
Lincoln. Writ of aid for the sheriff of Lincoln, Nicholas de Staunford 
and Herbert de Gresseby, whom the king appointed to purvey victuals in 
that county for his use and to cause them to be taken to ports whence they 
should be taken to Perth for the maintenance of the king's lieges staying 
there. 

To Robert Fitz Payn and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in 
CO. Dorset. Order to supersede the exaction made on Thomas de Astele, 
the king's clerk, for finding a man at arms for that custody by reason of a 
moiety of Whitchurch church which he holds in that county. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross for 100^. until 
Whitsuntide next, as the king previously ordered them to supersede the 
demand until the quinzaine of the Purification last [as in this Calendar 
12 Edward III, pa<je 531], and it has not yet been possible to inspect the 
rolls of chancery upon the matter. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
in Southampton that all who have lands there and were wont to dwell 
there, shall build houses there according to their faculty and dwell therein 
for the safe keeping of the town, and to make known that the king will 
cause the lands of those who will not do this to be taken into his hands, 
because the king's enemies burned the town and the king ordained that it 
should be surrounded with a stone wall, and he has now learned that men 
who were wont to dwell in the town and have lands there, leave it and 
go to live in other parts. By the keeper and C. 

[Foedera\. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry de 
Bello Monte, earl of Boghan, to have respite until the king's return or until 
Michaelmas next for those 400 marks lent to him by the king. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause the men of the island of Hayllynge to 
have respite until Michaelmas next of their portion of the triennial tenth 
and fifteenth, in consideration of their depressed state through great 
dangers and expenses. By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 38«i. 

March 1. To .John de Carleton. Order to stay in the parts of Holderness, where 

Byfleet. the king granted him the office of coroner, and to exercise the duties of 

that office, or the king will cause him to be amoved therefrom. By C. 

Feb. 2.5. To the sheriff of Lincoln, Nicholas de Staunford and Herbert de Gresseby, 

Kennington. appointed to buy victuals in co. Lincoln and take them to ports to be sent 
to Perth for the maintenance of the king's lieges staying there. Order to 
cause what still remains of the said victuals to be bought with all possible 
speed and sent according to their commission, and the sheriff shall pay the 
men from whom the victuals are bought and for the carriage thereof, and 
if his issues do not suffice for this he shall cause the men to be at the 



102 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



March 15. 

Winchester. 



1339^ Membrane SSd—cont. 

exchequer at Westminster on the morrow of the close of Easter next, to 
receive what is found to be clue to them, as the king has learned that 
although they have purveyed some of the victuals, others still remain to 
be purveyed. By C. 

March 15. To John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Winchester. Norfolk. Order to supersede the exaction made on the abbot of Rameseye 
for providing men at arms or others for that custody by reason of his 
lands in that county, while he is attendant upon *the defence of co. 
Huntyngdon with all his power by the king's order. By C. 

March 15. To John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in cos. 

Winchester. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to supersede the demand made on Simon 
bishop of Ely for finding men at arms, armed men, archers or others 
while he is attendant upon the arraying of men at arms and others in 
CO. Cambridge, for which the king appointed him with other lieges, and 
while he is guarding his island of Ely against hostile attack with all his 
power. By C. 

[Feeder a.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bishop's Lynn. Order to take with them 
certain of the discreet men of that town and survey the defects in the 
walls and enclosure of the town and to cause the defects to be repaired at 
their cost and that of the burgesses and others having lands and goods 
within the enclosure, according to an assessment made thereof, and to 
cause the burgesses and other men of the town to be arrayed and provided 
with arms and cause the town to be safely guarded against the king's 
enemies, who assemble their ships of war to invade theland. The king 
gives the mayor and bailiffs power to distrain the burgesses for the sums 
assessed upon them, and to arrest those who resist and keep them in prison 
until further orders, informing the king of their names. If the mayor and 
bailiffs are remiss in the execution of the premises, the king will punish 
them as rebels. It is not the king's intention that the privileges granted 
to the bishop of Norwich by charters of the king's progenitors, confirmed 
by him, be in any way violated by reason of the premises. 

Ft erat patens. By the keeper and C. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool for the king's use in co. 
Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction of wool from the men of 
the towns of Portesmuth, Frodyngton, Porteseye and Estene near 
Portesmuth until Midsummer next, as the king has granted them respite 
until that date because the towns were burned by the king's alien enemies. 

ByC. 

March 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Winchester, burgosses of Southampton to have respite until Midsunnner next for all 

sums exacted of them for the king's use, because their houses, goods and 

chattels were lately burned by the king's enemies who invaded the town. 

Ry 0. 

March 13. To the sheriff of Somerset. Writ of aid for brother John de Henton, 
Winchester, monk, to whom the king lately committed the custody of the alien priory 
of Montacnte for rendering 1201. yearly, during pleasure, lieoause the king 
has learned that several tenants of the priory refuse to pay divers sums of 
their ferms for the term of Christmas last, wherefore the prior cannot 
satisfy tho king for the ferm of 120/., because he is not able to distrain the 
tenants. By C. 



March 15. 
Winchester. 



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103 



1339. 



Feb. 26. 

Byflect. 



^lembrane 88</ — v<nit. 



To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Order to proceed to render judgment in an assize 
of novel disseisin between William son of Nicholas Wichard, of Tackele, 
and Andrew, prior of Tackele and others concerning tenements in Tackele, 
and the prior having alleged that he was lord of the manor of Tackele, of 
which William was a bondman until the priory was taken into the king's hands 
as an alien priory, whereupon the justices delayed to proceed to take the 
assize, and the king ordered them that if they should find by inquisition 
that William was not a bondman then they should proceed to take the assize, 
but not render judgment without consulting the king, and they have hitherto 
delayed to render judgment, although they have found that William is not 
a bondman and judgment was passed against the prior. By C. 



MEMBRANE 36d.* 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 

Kennington. one shall presume to do any harm to Flemings coming to the realm, in their 

persons or things, but the sheriff shall treat them as friends as well as he 

is able, and cause them to be so treated, and that it will behove the king to 

restore what damage is done to them by his subjects, as the king previously 

sent a similar order to the sheriff and now the king has learned that divers 

damages are inflicted on Flemings coming to the realm with their goods 

and merchandise. By p.s. [11519.] 

[Fadera.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ihid.] 

Memorandum that Thomas de Sibthorp, Master John de Langetoft, 
William de Kelleseye, Hasculphus de Whitewell and Robert de Kelleseye 
on 2i February have mainperned for Nicholas de Staunford and Herbert de 
Gresseby, lately appointed to provide divers kinds of victuals in co. Lincoln, 
cause them to be put in ships and sent to Perth for the maintenance of the 
king's lieges there, who have behaved themselves improvidently in making 
such provision, to have them before the duke [of Cornwall] or his council 
on the quinzaine of Easter next, to answer for their contempt and other 
things. 

Robert de Meryng of co. Nottingham acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
de Campo Veteri, prebendary of Southscarle in the church of St. I^Iary, 
Lincoln, 125L 6s. 8(Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert de Meryng of co. Nottingham acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Bernard Vinentis, 35^ 6s. 8(/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Hugh de Mortuo Mari, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Gonewardeby, lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

John de Grey of Codenore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Graveshende, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 

March 15. To the collectors of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the 
Winchester, realm, in the bishopric of Winchester. Order to permit all ecclesiastical 
persons in the Isle of Wight to have respite until Midsummer next for that 
tenth for their temporalities and the spiritualities annexed thereto in that 
island, due at the Annunciation, on account of their expenses for the 
defence of the island against invasion by aliens of the power of France. 

Byc. 



March 23. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane Zld is blank. 



104 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

March 7. 

Byfleet. 



Feb. 26. 

Kcnnim'ton. 



March 15. 

Winchester. 



Feb. 3. 
Byfleet. 



March 16. 

Winchester. 



March 22. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE i5d. 

John de HorUxston, parson of Cumpton Valence church, diocese of 
Salisbury, acknowlodoes that ho owes to Henry do Shutyngton, clerk, 101. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Dorset. 

Cancelled on payint'nt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
do Felton, who is in the king's service in garrison at Rokesburgh castle, 
to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes at 
the exchequer. By the keeper and C. 

John Barouncell acknowledges for himself and his fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Peruzzi [that they owe] to Henry de Percy, 1,000 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, and John Baroncelli, merchant of the society of the Peruzzi, 
acknowledge, the prior for himself and the brethren of the Hospital, and 
John for himself and his fellows, merchants of the said society, that they 
owe to John de Pulteneye, knight, 3,000Z. to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels and the prior's ecclesiastical goods in 
the city of London. 

The same John Baroncelli acknowledges for himself and fellows that 
they owe to the same prior, d,000l. ; to be levied, in default of payment of 
their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

To W. archbishop of York. Request to treat with the prelates and 
clergy of his province concerning the grant to the king of a subsidy on 
their ecclesiastical goods such as the clergy of the province of Canterbury 
have granted at the king's request, as the archbishop and clergy did not 
respond to a previous request of the king. By K. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause ^Y^lliam 
de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, to have respite until Michaelmas next 
for 500 marks, for which the king sold to him an acre of land in Kynges- 
clere and the advowson of the church there, and he satisfied the king for 
that sum in parts beyond the sea and has the king's letters of acquittance 
under the privy seal in his possession, as the king has learned, and the 
treasurer and barons exact the 500 marks of him. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede the demand made 
on the earl for 500 marks in the mean time. 

To the prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, collector in the diocese of 
Winchester of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Canterbury. Order to permit the rectors of Holy Rood, St. Michael's and All 
Saints' churches, Southampton, and the prior of St. Denys near Southamp- 
ton to have respite until St. Peter ad Vincula next for the sums of that 
tenth due from them since Southampton was burned by the king's enemies, 
so that in the meantime the council may ordain what is to be done, as the 
houses and buildings in the said parishes and the churches are burned, ivnd 
the issues do not now suffice to pay for the maintenance of a priest at any 
of the churches or the pensions due therefrom or any other charges, auu 
the prior, to whom the churches owe pension {{Hitsiottare (xi-itunt), hiw 
besought the king to order the rectors and hnnseU' to bo iliseharged of 
the said tenth. By C. 



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105 



1339. 

March 28. 
Byflect. 



Feb. 8. 
Byfleet. 



April 9. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 35(7 — cont. 

To W. bishop of Worcester. Request to grant to Robert de Kyngoston, 
the king's clerk, such pension as he is bound to grant to one of the king's 
clerks by reason of his new creation, until he provides the clerk with a 
suitable benefice. By p.s. 

To W. archbishop of York. Request to convoke the clergy of his pro- 
vince as quickly as possible to St. Peter's church, York, and to treat 
concerning the grant of a subsidy to the king of their ecclesiastical goods, 
such as the clergy of the province of Canterbury have already granted, at 
the 'king's request, to which request the archbishop and his clergy have 
not attended. By K. 

[Feeder a. '] 

To the sheriff of Nottingham for the time being. Repetition of a 
previous order to pay to Benedict de Walyngford, John Russel, Hugh Cok, 
Richard de Leycestre, John del Saucerie, John de Wodecote and Thomas 
Underwode, who long served the king, the arrears of their wages of 2d. 
daily which the king granted to them of the issues of the county for their 
maintenance during pleasure and to pay such wages henceforth, or to show 
cause why he did not obey the previous order. 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

March 5. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. James Dartevelde of Flanders, to 

Kennington. whom the king is especially bound for his good services and for his 
assistance given to the king's affairs in parts beyond the sea, has shown the 
king, complaining, that Stephen de Drayton and several men of Great 
Yarmouth attacked by armed force a ship called ' la Seinte Katherine' of 
Seville, whereof Walter Periz of Castile was master, upon the sea between 
the town of St. Matthieu and le Ras de Seyn, on Saturday after St. Giles 
last, and took 94 tuns and a pipe of wine de Sancto Johanne of Lambert 
Gayd and his fellows, merchants of Poperynges in Flanders, found in that 
ship, which were destined for James both for his affairs and the king's ; 
and James beseeching the king to cause speedy satisfaction to be made to 
the merchants for the wine or the reasonable price thereof and for the 
damages done, which are extended at 851. 12d. yrus Tournois {i/rossis turonen) ; 
the king considering that if he does not satisfy the merchants speedily, 
James, who is one of the principal leaders of the men of Flanders, and the 
said men, who are now friendly to him, may readily rise against him in 
aid of his enemies, the king therefore wishing to avoid such dangers orders 
the bailiffs to take an inquisition upon the matter and cause the wine to be 
arrested without delay, or the price thereof, if it no longer exists, and the 
damages to the aforesaid sum to be levied of the goods and chattels of 
Stephen and others who shall be found guilty and delivered to the 
merchants or their attorney by indenture ; knowing that if they delay to 
execute the premises, the king will cause the price of the wine and the 
damages to be levied of their goods and chattels and of those of the other 
burgesses of that town. The king sends to them Robert Houcl to prosecute 
the said affair, and to stimulate their efforts. By p.s. [11777.] 

MEMBRANE .H2a!.* 

Aug. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chambcrlams. 

Windsor. Order to supersede the payment of 250Z. to William de Pershore of London, 

deceased, being a half yearly payment of 500Z. which the king promised 



' Meiubrane '6'6d ib blank. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



J33Q - Memhrane 32</ — cont. 

to him of 1,030/. 15f(/. in which the king was bound to hnn for his wool 
sent to parts beyond the sea, as although the king ordered them to pay 
him 250Z. for Easter term last, yet while he lived he acknowledged before 
Thomas de Brayton and Master Robert de Askeby, the king's clerks, that 
he owed to Geramus de Serfulkers and James de Sablon, merchants of 
Ghent, lAQl. for one cause and 360/. for another, and besought the king 
that the said money due to him by the king should be assigned to those 
merchants in his discharge, as the clerks have certified in chancery, and 
the king has assigned an allowance of 1,030/. 15ft/. to the merchants upon 
the custom and subsidy on their wool taken out of the ports of London 
and Boston. By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 31d. 



March 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 31. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
de Ponte Fracto and Hugh le Marberer, who were elected sheriffs of 
London and Middlesex from Michaelmas last, to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Midsummer next for 100/. of the 157/. lO.'^. which they are 
bound to pay at the exchequer on the morrow of the close of Easter, 
of the term of the city, and which they have not been able to levy because 
the king prohibited the export of wool, hides and wool-fells from the 
realm, and the greatest profits of sheriffs in previous years have been from 
the customs of wool hides, and wool-fells in that port, and by reason of 
the king's prohibition and of the disturbances at sea, whereby mercliandise 
has not come to the city from parts beyond, they have received nothing. 

By the keeper and C. 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex. Order to supersede the exaction made on the abbot of 
St. Albans for finding any men for that custody, while he is retaining the 
men of his household and retinue arrayed for the king's service ready to 
set out with Edward, duke of Cornwall, the keeper of England, to repel the 
king's enemies if they invade the realm. By C. 

[Feeder a. '] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 
of Wolrichcston to have respite until Michaelmas next for 30/., which he 
owes to the king for the arrears of his ferm, as the priory was taken into 
the king's lands as an alien priory, and the king committed the custody 
thereof to the prior for rendering 30/. yearly, and afterwards at the prior's 
suit showing that the rents, tenths and other profits of the priory from 
which the ferm ought mostly to bo levied, are in the hands of others, so 
that ho could receive nothing therefrom, and beseeching the king to dis- 
charge him of the value of the said profits, the king appointed certain lieges 
in CO. Warwick to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that the profits are for the most part in the hands of others than the prior, 
who retains no more than the value of 20 marks yearly, and the prior 
asserts that the 20 marks do not sulfice for the maintenance of himself tuid 
of the monks and Serjeants of the priory, and for other charges there- 
upon. By C. 

John Godhyn of Marloberge, merchant, puts in his place Robert 
Warthecop, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance of 300 marks 
made to him in chancery by Thomas le Lang and John le White, oui/oua 
and merchants of Salisbury. 



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107 



1339. 

April 14. 

Beikhauip- 

stead. 



Membrane ^\d — cont. 

William de Holewell acknowledges that he owes to Robert atte Hegge, 
6^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 



MEMBRANE 30d. 

April 21. To the prior and convent of Bernewell. Request to cause suitable 

Berkhamp- maintenance to be administered to Bricius de Corbrigg, courier of the 

stead. king's wardrobe, according to the tenor of the king's order to them under 

the privy seal, until the king's return. By the keeper and C. 

April 25. To the abbot and convent of Whalleye. Like order for Richard Frere, 
Berkhamp- one of the kings couriers, who long served the king, his father and grand- 
stead, father. By the keeper and C. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 23. 

Berkhamp - 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 29c/. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger Lestraunge, kinsman and heir of Ebulo 
Lestrange, earl of Lincoln, that the manor of Holmere and Little 
Messendene, co. Buckingham, which Robert le Warde and Isabella his 
wife hold for the life of Alesia, countess of Lincoln, with reversion to 
Roger, shall remain to the abbess and convent of Burnham to hold in 
frankalmoin in aid of the maintenance of chantries, alms, and other works 
of piety, for the salvation of Sir John de Molyns and Egidia his wife while 
they live and for their souls when they are dead and for the souls of all 
the faithful departed. Witnesses : Richard earl of Arundel, Sir Edward 
de Sancto Johanne, Sir Nicholas de la Beche, knights, Hugh Tyrel, Philip 
Durdent, -John de la Penne, Dated at Aylesbury on 20 February, 
1.3 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Roger came into chancery at Westminster on 12 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the prior and convent of Toteneys. Request to admit to their house 
Henry Poer of the island of Gerncseye, who has lost his goods and chattels 
there by the king's alien enemies, and was wounded in the king's service, 
and to provide him with suitable maintenance there until the king's 
return. By the keeper and C. 

To the abbot and convent of Redyng. The like request for Robert 
Larcher, who travailed for the king in Scotland and elsewhere and was 
wounded in that service. ' By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 28rf. 



John de Ryngwode, parson of Saltwod church, puts in his place Thomas 
do Brembr[ej and Henry de Ditton, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 80/., made to him in chancery by Robert Sely, citizen of 
London. 



May 1. 

Berkharnp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 26d.' 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Writ 
of certiorari concerning the wool which Henry de Tiddcswell of Htaunford 
has taken out of that port, and whether he received any allowance in the 
custom and subsidy thereon, with order to supersede any allowance made 
to Henry by virtue of tho king's writ to them, and if no allowance was 



Membrauc 27c/ is blank. 



108 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Membrane 26(/ — cont. 

made then to remit the writ to chancery, as the king ordered the 
collectors to cause allowance to be made to Henry in the custom and 
subsidy, according to the ordinance, until 1,000^ should be allowed to him, 
[as at pai/c 50 abort'] and he has besought the king to order payment 
of 7001. to be made to him and the remainder to be allowed to him as 
aforesaid, as he cannot at present have sufficient wool in that port. 

The like of the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to supersede 
an allowance of l,8i3^. lis. 3'/. to Henry. 



Nov. 9. 
Childern 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE I9d.* 

Edmund de Saunford, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Morton, parson of Estillebury church, 50^. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBBANE lld.f 

Oct. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Godfrey 

Windsor, de Hunston, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex to have respite until the octaves 
of Hilary next for rendering his account, as he is attendant upon the keepers 
of the maritime land in those counties, for the defence of those parts 
against the attacks of hostile galleys, and upon the purveyance of victuals 
there for the maintenance of the king's lieges about to set out to sea. 

ByC. 

Oct. 20. To the same. Order to cause Otto de Grandissono to have respite until 

Windsor. the quinzaine of Easter next for 201. which he received from Henry de 
Cobeham of the term of the city of Rochester, so that the king may cause 
justice to be done after the rolls and memoranda of chancery and the 
exchequer have been examined, as Otto has besought the king to order him 
to be discharged of the said 20^, as he released the king of 500/. in which 
the king was bound to him for 100/., which the king caused to be paid to 
him, yet the treasurer and barons exact 20/. of him as if they were not con- 
tained in the 400/. ; and Otto is now preparing to set out to stay in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea. By C. 

Oct. 5. To the same. Order to cause Henry de Ferar[iis], who is staying in the 

Kennington. king's service in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until the quinzaine 
of Easter next for the debts and reliefs which he owes at the exchequer. 

ByC. 

Oct. 25. To the taxers and collectors in co. Southampton of the triennial tenth 

Westminster, and fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to permit the men of Portosmuth, 
Porteseye, Frodyngton, Estenoye and Middelton to have respite until \Yhit- 
suntide next for what they owe of the second and third years of that subsidy 
in consideration of the burning of their houses and other things by alien 
enemies who lately attacked those parts. By C. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Oi\ler to cause Henry de 

Kennington. Bello Monte, earl of Bohan, to have respite until the Purification next for 
the 400 marks which he received from the king on loan for his ransom from 
the Scots, by whom he was taken, as the earl has sustained considerable 
expenses for the preservation of the peace in divers counties of the realm 
and for other things. By the keeper and C. 

* Membranes 25d to 'iOii tuo blank. \ Mombnuio iSii in bltuik. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



109 



1339. 

March 20. 
Micheldever. 



March 25. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



March 6. 
Byfleet. 



March 25. 

lierkharnp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE IGd. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Essex. Order to supersede 
the exaction made upon Anthony bishop of Norwich for finding any men 
for that custody, while ho is attendant upon the arraying of all men at arms 
and others in co. Norfolk and is finding such men at his own cost, to be 
ready to set out against the king's enemies if they should attack the realm 
for which the king appointed him with other lieges, and he has found 
such men, both in his company and in his manors near the sea in co. Nor- 
folk, for the custody of the maritime land there. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Sussex. Order to supersede 
the distraint made on the abbot of Hyde near Winchester for finding men 
at arms, armed men, archers or others for that custody by reason of his 
lands in the county, while he is staying upon the custody of the maritime 
land in co. Southampton in his manor of Stonham near the sea there, 
with all his power, in accordance with the king's order sent to him. ByC. 

The like to the keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset and to the 
arrayers of men at arms and others for the custody of the maritime land 
in COS. Surrey and Wilts for the same abbot. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Devon. Order not to compel 
the prior of Lodere to find men at arms, archers or others for that custody 
for his lands in co. Devon, but to permit him to be quit thereof while he 
pays a sum for the custody of his priory, which was taken into the king's 
hand with the alien priories, and finds men at arms and archers in the Isle 
of Wight for the defence of the same against invasion. By C. 

The like to the keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset for the 
same prior. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed in a plea between the 
abbot of Kyrkested and Alesia countess of Lincoln concerning reasonable 
bounds between his land in Conyngesby and her land in Bolyngbrok, 
Stykeneye and Sibeseye, and render justice to the parties, but not to pro- 
ceed to render judgment without consulting the king, as the abbot asserted 
before the justices that Alesia had unjustly drawn to her fee in those towns, 
beyond the accustomed bounds, 250 acres of moor and 500 acres of marsh 
of the abbot's said land, and Alesia alleged that the said moor and marsh 
were parcel of the manor of Bolyngbrok which she holds for life by the 
king's grant to her and Ebulo Lestrange late her husband and his heirs, 
with reversion to Roger Lestrange, Ebulo's kinsman and heir, without 
whom she cannot permit bounds to be made, and seeks aid from Roger, 
and he came before the justices and alleged with Alesia, that the king 
granted the lands as aforesaid with the said manor, by charter, and granted 
that if the manor or any parcel of the same should be recovered against 
them, he would cause the value of the land so recovered to be delivered to 
them in suitable places, and that the countess holds the manor for life with 
reversion to lloger, and that Roger cannot answer the abbot in the 
premises without the king, wherefore the justices delayed to proceed further 
in the plea, and the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchcqiior. Order to admit the 
attorneys appointed by Robert Daundely, sheiiir of Southampton, to make 
his proffer on the morrow of the close of Easter next, as he is charged by 
the council to stay with divers men at arms and others, for the custody of 
the castle and city of Winchester and for the defence of the maritime land 
of those parts against the incursions of the king's enemies. By C. 



110 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

March 6. 

Byileet. 



March 15. 

Winchester. 



March 25. 

Berkhamp. 

stead. 



March 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 6. 
Byfleet. 



Membrane IQd — co7it. 

To the same. Order to cause John bishop of Carlisle to have respite 
until ^Michaelmas next for all the debts which ho owes at the exchequer, as 
he is staying: in the march of Scotland for the defence of those parts 
against invasion. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
supersede the distraint made on the abbot of King's Ueaulieu for finding 
men at arms, armed men, archers or others for that custody by reason of 
his lands in the county, while he finds such men in his manors and other 
places in the New Forest near the sea, which he has caused to be enclosed, 
provided that he and his men shall be ready when warned to set out with 
the keepers and other lieges of the county to repel the king's enemies if 
they presume to invade any part of the county. By 0. 

The like ^ )niitatis )ni(ta)uJi)>' to the arrayers of men at arms for the 
custody of the maritime land in co. Buckingham. By C. 

To the justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies his place, and to 
John de Ellerker, chamberlain there. "Writ of aid for Robert de Hambury, 
late the chamberlain there, to levy divers debts which were owed to the 
king in those parts while he was chamberlain, which he cannot levy with- 
out such assistance. The money is to be kept for the king's use in the 
custody of the chamberlain under the seals of the justice or him who 
supplies his place, and of Robert. By C. 

To the same. Order to distrain all sheriffs and bailiffs of ringaldships 
and others of those parts, who are charged to levy the king's debts, to pay 
the money levied by them at the proffer on the morrow of the close of 
Easter next and at the other accustomed terms henceforth, because the 
king is informed that divers of them refuse to pay the money at the 
exchequer of Kaernarvan at the accustomed terms, and strive to delay 
such payments. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Nicholas de Hoghton has 
shown the king that whereas he and William de Kirkeby made a recog- 
nisance for 100^. to Simon de Bereford, then escheator this side Trent, in 
the exchequer, and although Simon granted by deed that if Nicholas, to 
whom ho committed the oftice of sub-escheator in cos. Kent and Sussex, 
should behave well in that office the recognisance should be null, yet the 
treasurer and barons directed that the 100/. should bo levied of the lands 
and chattels of Nicholas and William because the king ordered the sheritfs 
of Bedford, Buckingham and Southampton by writ of the exchequer 
to direct Nicholas and William to be at the exchequer on a certain day now 
past to show cause why the 100/. should not be so levied for the king's 
use by reason of Simon's forfeiture, and they did not come on that day ; 
and Nicholas and William have besought the king to provide a i-emedy ; 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the aforesaid 
deed, and if they find by inquisition or otherwise that Simon made the 
deed as aforesaid, then to audit Nicholas's account as sub-escheator and if 
they find by this that ho behaved well in that office, and answered well for 
the issues thereof, then to cause the recognisance to bo annulled and to 

ByC. 



discharge Nicholas and William of the said 100/. 



William de Ros brother and heir of John do Ross, tenant m chief, puts 
in his place Robert Playco and Thomas de Oarton to l>e present at the 
assignment of dower to Margaret, late .Tohn's wife, in chancery, luid 

further to do and foceive what tlu' 



king's court .shall detenuiui'. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



Ill 



1339. 



April 12. 

Berkhaiup- 

stead. 



Membrane \Qd — cont. 

Margaret late the wife of John de Ros, tenant in chief, puts in her place 
Robert de Ponte Fracto and John de Alkebarewe, clerk, to seek and 
receive in chancery, her reasonable dower of the lands, knights' fees and 
advowsons which belonged to John, and further to do and receive what the 
king's court shall determine. — H. de Edenestowc received the attorney by 
writ of (U'dimiis poteatatem, which is on the files. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Ponynges, who is staying in the king's company in parts beyond the seas, 
to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for his own relief 
and those of his ancestors. By C. 



March 25. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



April 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 8. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE I5d. 

Brother William, abbot of Bynedon, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Walter de Dereford, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Dorset. 

Margery late the wife of Walter Germeyn, goldsmyth, acknowledges that 
she owes to John le Yung of London, ' goldbeter,' 16/. ; to be levied, etc. 
of her lands and chattels in the city of London. 

To Thomas de Castro Goderici, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
go to the priory of Penbrok in South Wales, and release from prison 
Thomas de Chastel, John Perrot and Roger Cradok, vicar of Porth- 
graghan church in South Wales, and others, without delay, restoring to 
them the lands, goods and chattels, pertaining to the priory, with the 
issues thereof from 3 March last, to be kept according to the tenor of the 
king's letters so that they shall answer therefor, and to inform the king 
of the names of those whom he finds contrary or rebels in this matter, 
as on the said day the king committed to Thomas and the others the 
custody of that priory, which had been taken into the king's hands by 
John Gogh, the king's clerk, as an alien priory, to hold during pleasure, 
rendering 300 marks yearly to the exchequer, and finding maintenance 
and the accustomed wages for the monks or canons and sergeants of the 
priory, and bear other charges incumbent upon the priory, so that they 
should answer to the king or to the prior and convent for the goods and 
chattels of the priory, by indenture, as should be ordained by the king and 
council, and the king ordered the chamberlain to deliver the priory to 
them to be kept as aforesaid ; and now the king is informed that whereas 
they entered the priory with men deputed by the chamberlain to deliver 
the custody to them, and wished to intermeddle with the administration of 
the goods and chattels, Stephen Jacob, Philip Haukiston and John 
Gogh and other malefactors, broke the enclosure of the priory by force, 
attacked Thomas and the others, wounded, imprisoned and maltreated 
them, took away the king's letters from them, and ejected them from the 
custody. The king has sent a writ of aid to the steward of Pembroke and 
hira who supplies his place. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of Chichester. Order to permit Richard Crydc, citizen of Chichester, to 
have respite until Michaelmas next for payment of custom on his wool, so 
that after fuller information has been taken the king may cause justice to be 
done, as he laded eight sarplars of wool in a shipof Sidlesham, in that port, 
long before the exportation of wool was forbidden by proclamation, to be taken 
to parts beyond the sea for hifi use, and he found security to pay the king 



112 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



April 10. 

Berkhanip- 
stead. 



April 14. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 15d — cont. 

the custom duo thereon on a certain day, and the ship was driven by 
rough sea to the port of Dover, and the wool was landed there, and the 
takers of wool in co. Kent took five sarplars thereof for the king's use, and 
the remaining three sarplars are still in England, and custom is exacted 
by the collectors as if the wool had been taken to the said parts. The king 
has ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause Richard to 
have that respite. By C. 

To the bailiffs and men of Great Yarmouth and to the collectors of 
customs in the port of that town. Order to deliver to John de Molyns and 
John Charnels, whom the king lately sent to England from parts beyond 
the sea on his affairs, and who are about to return with their answer, 
bringing certain things to the king, the ships and pinnaces prepared for 
war, supplied with men, mariners and armour and other necessaries 
required for their passage, for bringing the king's things and for their safe 
conduct. By the keeper and C. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north. Order to cause ships and pinnaces for the said 
purpose to be prepared for war in the port of Great Yarmouth or other 
ports and provided with men and other necessaries and cause them to be 
sent to the port of Great Yarmouth, if there are not sufficient ships there 
to set out to parts beyond the sea with John and John. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the bailiffs and lawful men of Ipswich and the collectors of 
customs in the port there with a like mandate to the admiral, * miitatis 
mutandis.' By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to deliver to Hugh de 
Ulceby, the king's butler, who is charged to carry wine bought for the king 
in divers ports in the west, to London, and to take it thence to the king to 
parts beyond the sea, and to Hugh's attorney, sufficient carriage for taking 
the wine through that bailiwick, for the king's money. By C. 

The like to the following sheriffs, to wit : — 
The sheriff' of Oxford and Bedford. 
The sheriff" of Gloucester. 
The sheriff of Wilts. 
The sheriff' of Southampton. 
The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 



Feb. 6. 
KoDnington. 



April 2. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 

April 8. 

lierkhaiiip 

stead. 



MEMBHAXE Ud. 

To the prior and convent of St. Andrew's, Northampton. Request to 
admit Robert de la Chapelle to that house and provide him with suoh 
maintenance for life as Richard Swyn, deceased, had there at the late king's 
request. By p.s. [11497. J 

Richard Hiltofte of Skegnesse acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Bernard Vinentis, canon of St. Emilion, SGs. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. (>idor to cause Saierus 
de Rocheford to have respite until thi» quinzaine uf Midsummer next, for 
the accounts which ho is bound to render at the exchequer for the tiiuo 
when ho was appointed collector of the tenth and tiflt'enth and scutt*^'o in 



13 EDWAKl) III.— Part 1. 



113 



1339. 



March 14. 
Winchester. 



April 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 6. 

lierkhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkharnp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Borkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, and for tho time when ho was appointed to 
take wool for the king's use in that county and for other accounts, as he is 
about to set out in the king's service at sea with other lieges in the com- 
pany of William Trussell, admiral of the fleet, from the mouth of tho 
Thames towards the west, for the defence of the realm. 

By the keeper and C. 

John Darcy, *cosyn,' knight, acknowledges that he owes to John do 
Bolyngbrok, knight, 200^., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum that Geoffrey le Scrop received the acknowledgment by 
writ of dedimus potestatem sealed at Andewerp and sent to chancery in 
England under Geoffrey's seal, and that the writ is on the files. 

Robert Dardres, of Knebwortb, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Reginald, parson of Lamburn church, of co. Essex, 20^, to be levied etc. 
in CO. Hertford. 

Sabina, late the wife of Roger Poyntel, citizen of London, and Henry 
Poyntel, their son, acknowledge that they owe to John de Kelingworth, 
' hosier,' citizen of London, 30Z., to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 

Richard de Beuzer of Grantham and Walter Ferrour of Grantham, 
acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Makeseye, parson of the church 
of St. Michael upon Cornhull, London, 61., to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Makeseye, parson of the church of St. Michael upon Cornhull, 
diocese of London, acknowledges that he owes to Walter le Ferrour of 
Grantham, 2 marks, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesi- 
astical goods in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Oliver de 
Burdeg[alia], the king's yeoman, to have respite until tho quinzaine of 
Midsummer next for lOZ. which are exacted of him for the overcharging 
(superoneracvme) of pasture of the king's beasts in the new park of Wynde- 
sore and for a gate upon the park made by him without warrant for hunt- 
ing his animals in that park. By C. 

Ptobert de Scardeburgh, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to William, 
archbishop of York, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Wilts. Whereas divers 
men at arms and archers of that county are staying at Porchester for the 
safe custody of the maritime land there for its defence against hostile incur- 
sions of aliens, according to tho ordinance of the king and his council, and 
now the king has learned from them that tho wages which they ought to 
receive are in arrears for a great while, wherefore it will behove them to 
depart from that place if they arc not quickly paid ; tho king orders the 
arrayers to compel tho constables of hundreds and bailiffs of the county, 
who have received money for the wages or expenses of tho said men, to 
account for those sums, and to pay the sums which they have not hitherto 
paid. The king has ordered the sheriff of Wilts to be attendant upon the 
arrayers in this matter. By the keeper and C. 

1G«34 H 



114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 6. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



March 14. 

Winchester. 



Membrane 14f/ — cont. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Oxford for the custody 
of the maritime land. Order to supersede the distraint made upon John 
Mauduyt of Somerford, sheriff of Wilts, for finding men for that custody 
by reason of his lands in the county, while he is staying with his men for 
preserving the peace in co. "Wilts and in arraying the men of that county 
to set out with other lieges against the king's enemies, in case of invasion. 

ByC. 

Thomas de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Darcy, 
' cosyn,' knight, G7^. 10s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum that Geofl'rey le Scrop received the acknowledgment by 
writ of dedimus potestatem, sealed at Andewerp, under the seal used by the 
king in these parts, and sent to chancery in England under Geoffrey's 
seal, to be enrolled there, and the writ is on the files of chancery. 

Cancelled on payment. 



April 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 13. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE lid * 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Cambridge. Order not to compel the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to find any men for the custody 
of the maritime land in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, by reason of his manors 
of Chippenham, Asshele, Wilburgham, Dokesworth and Shenegeye, co. 
Cambridge, while he is attendant upon the safe keeping of the town of 
Southampton and the maritime land there, with thirty men at arms, 
according to the king's ordinance made with the advice of the council. 

By the keeper and C. 

Thomas de Framyngham, citizen and merchant of NoiTS'ich, acknowledges 
that he owes to Thomas de Multon, chaplain, 40 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger Pymbyl, parson of Wrantham church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Framyngham, citizen and 
merchant of Norwich, 160^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Roger 
de Aungervill, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, 
to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes at 
the exchequer. By C. 

William Engayne, parson of Brunstede church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Marton and llenry do lugelby, 
clerks, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king on 12 February in 
the 11th year of his reign, granted to Richard lo Parker of Cipponham for 
life the bailiwick of keeping the park, forinsec woods and warronof Cipponhiuu, 
CO. Buckingham, receivnig a bushel of wheat weekly and a robo of the 
price of a uuuk or a mark yearly, and a mark for his shoes, by thohiuuls ol 
the keeper of the manor, and whereas John de Molyns, knight, now b»s 



Membrane 13(( ia bltuik. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



115 



1339. 



April 16. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 24. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 23. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane \2(l — cont. 

the said custody, Richard has granted to him the said bailiwick and all his 
estate therein and has released to him the said wheat, robe and mark. 
Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Gerard de Braybrok, knights, 
Richard le Warde, Robert le Warde, Thomas le Botiller. Dated at Cippcn- 
ham on 14 April 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 16 
April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Reppes the elder puts in his place Robert de Reppes and 
Nicholas de Taterford, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for lOOZ. 
made to him in chancery by William Trussel, the elder, knight. — Thomas 
de Eggefeld received the attorneys by writ of dedimus potestatem which is on 
the files. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to John de Ufford the arrears of 
Ad. daily from 16 October in the 11th year of the reign, on which day the 
king ordered the sheriff to pay John id. daily, and to pay him that sum 
henceforth, until the king has ordained otherwise concerning his estate. 

To the abbot and convent of Abbotesbu^-y. Request to receive Thomas 
son of William dela Rynde and Henry son of Thomas de Eton of Scotland, 
hostages of the town of Berwick upon Tweed, whom the king lately sent 
to the abbey of Glastonbury to stay with the abbot and convent, from the 
said abbot and convent or their attorney and to keep those hostages safely, 
providing them with maintenance in their house. The king has ordered the 
abbot and convent of Glastonbury to conduct the hostages to them and to 
deliver them without delay. By the keeper and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

Margery late the wife of John de Chigwell, citizen of London, and John 
their son acknowledge that they owe to Tidemannus Coufot of Almain, 
citizen of London, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to deliver to Master Thomas 
Powys, master of the scholars whom the king maintains at Cambridge, 
carriage for the timber necessary for repairing and building of the houses at 
Cambridge for those scholars, from divers places in that bailiwick, to 
Cambridge, for Thomas's money. [Fcedera.] 



MEMBRANE lid. 

April 17. John de Lanbrun acknowledges that he owes to Edward, duke of 
Berkhamp- Cornwall and earl of Chester 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
stead. lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John Ryoun, merchant of 
Bayonne, at London, from John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, 
collectors of the ancient custom in the port of London, of 51 sacks 2 cloves 
of the king's wool of co. Sussex in 43 sarplars, weighed by the king's 
weigher (tronatorevi) in that port, at 9 marks the sack, in recompcnce for 
806i. 5». in which the king was bound to John and his fellows, merchants 
of the society of Bayonne, for wine bought of them by Michael Mynyot, 
late the king's butler, for the king's use. Dated at London on 17 April, 
13 Edward III. 

MerrwrandHrn that John came into chancery at London in the chapter of 
the Carmelites, on 17 April and acknowledged the preceding letters. 



116 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 19. 

Bevkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane lid — coyit. 



April 8. 

Berkhrtmp- 

stead. 



April 22. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 23. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 

April 20. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



John de Trohampton acknowledges that ho owes to Rohert de Denton of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, 92L ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Peter de Veel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Molyns, 
knight, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to supersede the execution of the 
king's writ directing him to take John de Meryngton to the Tower of 
London to be delivered to the constable or to him who supplied his place 
there, and to cause John to be released from prison, as although the king 
gave the said order at the suit of Nicholas Charnels and his fellows 
appointed to take wool for the king's use, in that county, showing that 
John had been taken and was imprisoned in the sheriff's custody for his 
contempt, disobedience and rebellion to the king and the said collectors, 
John has appeared in chancery and found Roger de Wappenbury, of that 
county, John de Weston, parson of Lalleford church, of that county, 
William de Catesby of that county, John Warde of that county, Roger de 
la Launde of that county and John de Dydynton of that county who have 
mainperned to have him before the king at his order to answer for his 
contempt and disobedience and that he will behave well. By C. 

Philip de Ayleston of co. Warwick and Richard de Hampton of co. 
Leicester, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas do Berkele of Cubberleye, 
40^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Andrew de Saukevill for Sir Nicholas 
de la Beche, knight, and Sir John de Cavenham, parson of Emyngton 
church, to give all the churches in Andrew's gift on Andrew's lands, when 
they fall in at their will and to make presentments of the churches, under 
their seals, to last until Michaelmas next. Dated at London on 24 April 
13 Edward III. French. 

^lemorandum that Andrew came into chancery at London on the said 
day and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

William de Ardern acknowledges that he owes to John de Swaveseye of 
London, fishmonger, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
son and heir of Roger de Elmerugge, who is about to set out in the king's 
service to parts beyond the sea, to have respite until Michaelmas next for 
all the debts, accounts and reliefs which are exacted of him in his own 
name and in that of Roger do Elmerugge, knight, sometime sheriff of 
Hereford. By the keeper and 0. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Bello Campo of Somerset to have 
respite until Michaelmas next for making a recognisance of the services by 
which ho holds the lands of his inheritance, and for the relief which ho is 
bound to pay thereon, as he is now staying in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea. By the keeper and 0. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in oo. Kent. Because Henry 
de Bekewoll, at great expense tor the safe keeping of the islo of Wight 
aj.'ainst alien enemies. [IncunipUtc.] 

\ acated, 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



117 



1339. 

April 15. 

Berkhainp- 
stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE \Qd. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order not to 
compel Bartholomew do Insula to find any men at arms or others for that 
custody in other places outside the isle of Wight by reason of his lands in 
Mannesbrugg, Shepprix and Wodehouse in that county, while he is staying 
in that island with his men for the safe custody of the island against 
invasion. By C. 



The like to the following : 

The keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset. \ 
The arrayers of men at arms and others for the 
custody of the maritime land in co. Somerset. 
The arrayers of men at arms and others for the 
custody of the maritime land in co. Northampton., 



for the same 
Bartholomew for 
his lands in those 
counties. 



for Theobald Russel 

for his lands in the said 

counties. 



The arrayers of men at arms and others for \ 

the custody of the maritime land in co. 

Somerset. 
The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Southampton. 

The keepers of the maritime land in co. \ 

Essex. 
The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

m, , ■ e ,-, •,. IT- for John de Weston, 

Suffolk' "^^^ "^^ '"^ '°' ^ f°^ ^^^ ^^""^^ ^" *^°^^ 

The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

York. 
The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Cumberland. / 



counties. 



The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Essex. 
The keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Sussex. 



for Thomas de Weston, 
for his lands in those 
counties. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon John Mauduyt, sheriff of Wilts, Robert de Wodeford 
and Henry Burry, receivers of the king's wool in co. Wilts, for rendering 
their account for 289 sacks, a quarter and 10 cloves of that wool, until the 
quinzane of Midsummer next, so that the king may cause justice to be 
done after fuller information has been taken, provided that they render 
account for the residue of the wool received by them, as they have besought 
the king to give them such respite, as they sent the wool to the port of 
Southampton by the king's order to be taken thence to the king, and the 
wool was burned and stolen by the alien enemies who invaded that town 
and burned it. By C. 



April 15. 

lierkharnp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 9cZ. 

To John de Veer, carl of Oxford and his fellows, keepers of the 
maritime land in co. Essex. Order not to compel the abbot of St. 
Albans to come to those parts to stay there for that custody while 
the prior of Hatfold Peverel is retaining his men there for the 
defence of the realm and is ready to set out with the earl and 
other lieges against the king's enemies as often as necessary, as 
although the king ordered the abbot to go with all his household and 



118 
1339. 



April 20. 

Berkhiunp- 
stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



April 20. 

Berkhnmp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 80. 

Bcrkhanip- 

stcad. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

power to the manor of Hatfield Peverel, co. Essex, and defend it against 
the invasions of the king's alien enemies, and to cause himself and his 
men to be armed, arrayed and made ready for this, yet the king has 
learned that the said place of Hatfeld Peverel is a priory and a cell of the 
abbey, and the prior and convent dwell there continually, and the abbot 
has no other manor in those parts where he can stay. By C. 

To Bartholomew de Insula and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land 
in CO. Southampton. Order not to compel Thomas Coudray to find any 
men for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, while he is 
attendant upon the arraying of men at arms and others in that county, for 
which the king appointed him and other lieges to set out with those men 
against the king's enemies if they presume to invade the realm. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Kent and the arrayers of the 
men at arms and others there. Like order in favour of John de 
If eld, whom the king appointed with John de Warrena earl of Surrey and 
other lieges, to array men at arms and others in cos. Surrey and Sussex, 
as John is staying with men at arms and others to the extent of his power 
at his manor of Ifeld, near the sea in co. Sussex, upon the custody of the 
maritime land there. By C. 

To William de Clinton, earl of Huntyngdon, and his fellows, arrayers of 
men at arms and others in co. Kent. Order to supersede the distraint 
made on Ralph Saunzavoir to find any men for the custody of the 
maritime land in that county by reason of his lands there, while he is stay- 
ing with six men at arms in the company of Richard earl of Arundel, one 
of the keepers of the maritime land in co. Suffolk, for the defence of those 
parts, as the earl has certified in chancery ; and although all Ralph's lands 
do not sufiice for such a charge, yet the arrayers distrain him as aforesaid. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Simon 
de Swanneslond of London of tenths and other quotas of his goods and 
chattels in that city or elsewhere from 14 I^Iay in the first year of the reign, 
up to 12 July last, as those quotas are now exacted of him by reason 
of an ordinance of the king and council made on 12 July last to revoke 
grants of acquittances from such contributions, charging Simon with 
those quotas from the latter day, as on the said 14 May the king granted 
that he should be quit of all such contributions. They shall charge Simon 
from the said 12 July, as is just. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Middlesex of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to supersede the levying thereof of 
the said Simon until Michaelmas next, on account of certain causes shown 
before the council. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to super- 
sede the distraint made on Thomas Walrand for finding a man at arms 
for that custody, except in the isle of Wight, while he is staying in the 
island with two men at arms for the custody thereof. By C. 

John Junctyn, merchant of the society of the Peruzzi, acknowlodgos for 
himself and his fellows, merchants of that society, that they owe to 
Thomas de Capenhurst, clerk, Richard de Caponhurst and Roger de 
Caponhurst, 88^. 4s. 2d.; to bo levied in default of payment of their lands 
and chattels in the city of Loudon. 



13 EDWAIU) 111.— Paut 1. 



119 



1339. 

April 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 8d. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. York. Order not to compel the prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England to find any men for that custody by 
reason of his lands in that county, while he is attendant upon the custody 
of the town of Southampton and of the maritime land there with thirty 
men at arms, as was ordained by the king with the advice of his council. 

ByC. 



April 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 12. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 



April 24. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

April 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 27. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Bcrkharnp- 

utead. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause H. bishop 
of Lincoln, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, 
to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes at 
the exchequer. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause Henry de Ferariis, the king's chamberlain, 
who is staying in his service in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until 
Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes at the exchequer and for 
the reliefs which are exacted of him. By the keeper and C. 

John de Housum acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehouse, 
clerk, 8^. 9s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Henry le Caller and Thomas son of Robert le Caller of London 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Lestewiche, iOl. ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. [Order to cause Alice 
late the wife of Eoger Beler, tenant in chief, to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next] for 65^. in part recompence for maintaining 
Roger's heir, so that in the meantime the king may cause justice to be 
done to her, as she has besought the king to order 65Z. to be allowed to 
her, as the late king granted to her the custody of the lands which 
belonged to Roger, until the heir should come of age, and she maintained 
the heir of her own from the time of Roger's death, without receiving any 
recompence, and she is bound at the exchequer in 65^. for small debts for 
various causes. By C. 

John Yago acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Wyk, citizen and 
merchant of London, Gl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Gogh, parson of Slopton church, diocese of Exeter, and CTriffin 
de Caunton, parson of Laubernagh super Staff church, diocese of St. 
David's, acknowledge that they owe to John de Langeton, knight, 40s. ; 
to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Devon. 

Ralph Broun of Grantham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas dc 
Baurnburgh, clerk, 100 marks to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de la Beche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Veer, knight, 100 marks, to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Cancelled, on jiaynient, aelcnowledyed before the chanvellor in the l.'Jth i/eor. 



120 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



1339. 

May 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE M. 

To the taxers and collectors in the city of London of the triennial tenth 
and fifteenth lately granted by the community of the realm. Order to 
permit John de Flcte, keeper of the exchanges of London and Canterbury, 
and the workmen, moneyers and other ministers of these exchanges, to have 
respite until Michaelmas next, for their quotas, so that the king may cause 
justice to be done to them when he has been more fully informed, 
as the late king on 1 March in the second year of his reign 
granted by letters, which the king has confirmed, that the said 
keepers and others should be quit of all contributions while they were 
in their office and if they granted anything of their free will, it should be 
levied and assessed by the keepers, and the keepers themselves should be 
taxed by the barons of the exchequer, and now the king has learned 
from John that the collectors have assessed them for the tenth and fifteenth 
and propose to levy divers sums of money of them for that cause. 

By the keeper and C. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 12. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 13. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 

May 14. 

Berkhanip- 
Btead. 



MEMBRANE id.* 

To John de Haudlo and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Buckingham. Order not to compel Roger Hillary, one of the justices of 
the Bench to find any man at arms for that custody by reason of two parts 
of the manor of Haversham in that county, now in his hand, because he has 
prepared himself to arms according to the exigence of his estate, to ride 
with the other justices and lieges in the company of Edward, duke of 
Cornwall and earl of Chester, against the king's alien enemies, if they 
presume to invade the realm. By C. 

Hervey de Stanton, parson of Elm church, diocese of Ely, acknowledges 
that he owes to Thomas de Bernes of London, merchant, 20 marks : to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Stoford acknowledges that he owes to Richard Lacer, citizen of 
London, 2001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 
Cancelled on imyment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Queen 
Philippa to have respite until Michaelmas next for lOOs. as Thomas de 
Garton, late keeper of the wardrobe, in his account rendered at the 
exchequer, accounted that he had delivered to the queen on 15 February 
in the 5th year of the reign, lOO*-. by the hands of John de Eston, 
his clerk, as a prest, to be restored. By C. 

To the abbot and convent of Kirkestall. Request to pi'ovide Richard 
do Troxford, who long served the king and his father, with compout main- 
tenance until the king's arrival in England. By the Keeper and C. 

Gilbert de Sandale, parson of Northmymmes church, diocese of Lincoln, 
and William son of William do Middelton acknowledge that they owe to 
Gilbert do Wygeton, clork, GO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of thoir 
lands and chattels and Gilbert's ecclesiastical goods, in co. Hertford. 

Brother Roger, abbot of Butlesdcn acknowledges for himself and convent 
that thoy owe to John de Oxenford of London, vintner, 80/. ; to be lovioil 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

John de Cromhale acknowledges that he owes to Thomas do 
Glouceatr[ia], clerk, 20/. ; to be levied eto. in oo. Gloucester. 

* Muiiibiaiie Ot/. itt blank. 



13 EDWAED III.— Paut 1. 



121 



1339. 

May 25. 

Berkhainp- 
stead. 



Membrane 4f/ — cant. 

Simon de Rcddeswell, parson of Fordham church, diocese of London, 
and Walter de Rcddeswell of co. Essex, acknowled^^e that they owe to 
John de Dyngelee, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels 
and Simon's ecclesiastical goods in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on ■payment. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 23. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 3d. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Oxford. Order not to 
compel William Corbet to find any men at arms or others for the defence 
of CO. Oxford against hostile invasion, or to stay there in person, by reason 
of his lands there, while he is staying in the company of Edmund de la 
Beche, keeper of the town of Southampton, upon the safe custody of that 
town, with all the men of his power. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Sussex. Order not to 
compel Oliver de Bohun to find any men at arms or others for the custody 
of the maritime land in co. Southampton, while he is staying in the king's 
company in parts beyond the sea with his men at arms and others of his 
power. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas Henry, earl of Lancaster, 
impleads before them Robert del Isle, knight, that Robert render to him 
John the son and heir of Ed[mund] Peverel, asserting that the wardship 
ought to pertain to him, which said wardship Robert holds by the king's 
grant by security to render the heir to the king at will, the king, 
considering that it may be to his prejudice if process be taken without his 
being consulted, orders the justices to continue the plea in the state in 
which it now is, until ordered otherwise, so that they do not proceed to 
render judgment without consulting the king. By p.s. [11808.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the 
account of Roger bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, sometime keeper of the 
late king's wardrobe, and to inform the king without delay of what they 
shall find there concerning 438Z. 6.s. 8^/. in which the late king was 
bound to John de Moubray, and to supersede the demand made upon John 
de Moubray, son of the said John, for his debts and those of his father, up 
to the said sum, until Easter next, so that the king may cause what is 
just to be done in the mean time, as John the son has besought the king 
to cause that sum to be allowed to him in his debts, as the late king was 
bound to his father in iSHl. Gs. 8d. by a bill under Roger's seal, at the time 
when ho was keeper of the wardrobe, and Roger charged himself with that 
sum in his account, and the bill was lost in the custody of William le 
Moigne, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex, and to the arrayers of men at arms and others in that 
county and co. Hertford. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
John de Pultenoye to find men for that custody of the maritime land in co. 
Essex by reason of his lands in those counties, while ho retains twenty men 
at arms and other armed men and archers in his company ready to set out 
with Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the keeper of England, 
as often as there is danger of hostile attacks, and he is staying at London 
for the preservation of the peace there and for its defence against such 
attacks, by the command of the keeper and of the council. By C. 



122 
1339. 



May 9. 

Berkhamp- 
stcad. 



May 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 29. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 15. 

Berkhamp- 

Btcad. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

Membrane dd — cont. 
The like, * mutatis mittamlis ' to the sheriff of Hertford. 



ByC. 



To the keepers of the maritime hxnd in co. Norfolk. Order to supersede 
the exaction made upon Thomas Chaumberleyn for finding a man at arms 
for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, while he is staying 
in the company of Hugh le Despenser, whom the king appointed with 
other lieges to array men at arms and others in certain counties of the 
realm, and to the said custody, as Hugh has certified by his letters in 
chancery. 

To Richard earl of Arundel and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land 
in CO. Southampton. Order to compel all those of cos. Wilts and South- 
ampton, who assert that they are of the retinue of Robert bishop of 
Salisbury, and are not, to make the said custody with the others of the 
county, at their own cost, as the king appointed Robert and other lieges 
to array all men in co. Wilts to set out with Edward duke of Cornwall and 
earl of Chester and other magnates against the king's enemies if they 
should presume to invade the realm, and to do certain other things, and 
the king has learned that divers men of the said counties assert themselves 
to be of the bishop's retinue and therefore that they ought not to be bound 
for that custody, so that the maritime land there is not guarded as is 
fitting. By C. 

To Robert bishop of Salisbury. Order not to claim {advocet) as his 
own any men who are not of his retinue. By C. 

To John de AVarenna, earl of Surrey, and his fellows, arrayers of men at 
arms and others in co. Surrey. Order to supersede the distraint made on 
John de Hedersham to stay in that county upon the safe custody of those 
parts while he is in the company of the abbot of Battle upon the safe 
custody of the maritime land in co. Kent, as the abbot has besought the 
king to order the distraint to be sixperseded, as John is of the abbot's 
retinue and is staying in his company in co. Kent as aforesaid, and John is 
distrained by the earl's deputies to stay in co. Surrey for its safe custody, 
and the abbot cannot make the custody in co. Kent unless he have the men 
of his retinue with him. By C. 

To John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Norfolk. Order to supersede the distraint made upon the prior of 
Okebourn, for finding men for that custody by reason of his lands in the 
county, as the prior has shown that the priory was taken into the king's 
hands as an alien priory, and he holds it by the king's commission, at will, 
rendering a certain ferm yearly at the exchequer, yet those deputed by the 
keepers distrain him to find men for that custody, pretending that the 
priors of that place and other ulion men of religion at the time when the 
priories were in the king's hands by reason of war, underwent such 
charges, wherefore the prior has asserted that he pays a greater sum for 
his ferm for that custody than was wont to be paid in times past, and 
has besought the king to discharge him of the said custody and such 
charges, on account of the small price, at the present time of the things 
from which the ferm ought to bo levied. By 0. 

The like to the following for the same prior : — 

John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 

Suffolk. 
The keepers of the inaritiuio land in co. Dorset. 



I 



i 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



123 



1339. 

May 8. 

Berkhainp- 

stead. 



May 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 

To Roger de Noi'tliwod. Order to direct those deputed with him by 
William de Clynton, earl of Hmityngdon, keeper of the maritime land in 
CO. Kent, to stay in the island of Shepeye upon its safe custody against 
hostile invasions, to be attendant upon that custody and to guard the 
island from danger, and if they refuse to do this, then to inform the king 
in chancery of their names, so that he may punish them for their rebellion 
and disobedience, as the king has learned that they refuse to make that 
custody. By C. 

Nicholas de Ledred, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Watenhull, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 29. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 7. 

Berkhamp- 

atead. 



April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 7. 
Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the North. Order to supersede the demand made on the prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Enj^land to find a man at arms or 
other to set out to sea with the admiral, by reason of his lands in co. Suffolk, 
while the prior is finding thirty men at arms and other armed men and 
archers for the custody of Southampton by the king's order with the advice 
of the council, as the prior has besought the king to supply a remedy, as 
the admiral distrains him for this cause, and has arrested and imprisoned 
Richard de Bachesworth, a brother of the Hospital. By C. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Rutland. Order not 
to compel Benedict de Fulsham to find any men to set out against the 
king's enemies outside the island of Shephey, in the hundred of Midelton, 
which belongs to Queen Philippa, while he is staying in the island with 
the men of his power, for its safe custody, as he has the custody of that 
hundred by the queen's grant and the arrayers distrain him by reason of 
his lands in co. Rutland. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to compel all the men of that bailiwick 
who ought to pay wages to the men at arms and archers staying at 
Porchester for the safe custody of the maritime land there, to pay such 
wages so that the men may not withdraw as the king has 
learned from the men that their wages are in arrear for a great time and 
that those who ought to pay them refuse to do so, wherefore it will 
behove them to depart from that place unless their wages are quickly paid. 

To the keepers of the maritime land and arrayers of men in co. Sussex. 
Order not to compel John, bishop of Exeter, to find men for that custody 
by reason of his lands in the county, while he is attendant upon the array- 
ing of men at arms and others in co. Devon with Hugh de Courteneye, 
earl of Devon. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
on 10 April in the 19th year of his reign, granted to John de Pultoneye, 
citizen of London, that he should be quit for life of all tallages, aids and 
other contributions, the king orders them to discharge him of the sums 
exacted of him by reason of such grants since the said 10th day, which 
sums are exacted of him by reason of an ordinance made on 12 July last 
to revoke such grants and quittances, and to charge John with such con- 
tributions from the said 12 July. By C. 



124 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1339. 

May 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane %l — cont. 



May 3. 

Bcrkhamp- 
stead. 



May 11. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



To the justices of the licnch. Whereas John, son of Lambert, de 
Algerkyrk impleads Walter do Byrmyngham and Elizabeth his wife before 
them that they shall permit him to present a fit parson to the church of 
Algerkyrk, and the king bore another writ returnable before the justices 
on the octaves of Trinity next, against Walter and Elizabeth, that they 
should permit the king to present a fit and proper person to that church, 
and the king has learned that John, Walter and Elizabeth on the morrow 
of the Ascension, are pleading in that affair by common consent, sue that 
the affair may be finally discussed on the said day, and judgment rendered 
thereon, so that they may defraud the king of his right in this respect, or 
cunningly prorogue the suit of the king's right to his prejudice ; the king 
therefore orders the justices to take such mature and diligent deliberation 
upon the process of the affair between John and Walter and Elizabeth and 
so to act that no harm shall be done to the king by such cunning suits, nor 
the prosecution of his rights deferred. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Alan la Zousche son and heir of William la Zousche of 
Mortimer and Eleanor his wife, for 5,000Z. in the lands of the inheritance 
of William which are not of the lands of Eleanor by reason of a recognis- 
ance ; as William and Eleanor, on 19 January in the 4th year of the reign, 
acknowledged that they owed to the king 10,000Z. to be paid at will, for 
the land of Glamorgan and Morgannou in Wales, the manor of Hanle co. 
Worcester and the manor of Teukesbury co. Gloucester, which they lately 
rendered to the king by a fine levied in his court before the justices of the 
Bench ; and because the land and manors were of Eleanor's inheritance, 
the king granted that the execution of the recognisance should be made in 
this wise, to wit : that during the life and wedlock of William and Eleanor 
the execution should be made of all their lands, goods and chattels and if 
Eleanor should die first or a divorce take place the execution should be 
made of Eleanor's lands, goods and chattels only, and that William and 
his heirs should be discharged of the 10,000^. ; and if William should die 
and Eleanor survive, the execution should be made of her lands, goods and 
chattels, and that William's heirs should be discharged as aforesaid ; and 
afterwards on 22 January following the king pardoned William and 
Eleanor 5,0001. of the said 10,000Z. at the request of the parliament 
assembled at Westminster on Monday after St. Katherine in the 4th year 
of the reign, and that the remaining 5,000Z. should be paid to the king, as 
appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Elizabeth de Burgo to have respite until the Purification next for all the 
debts and reliefs which she owes at the exchequer. By C. 

To John Bardolf and his follows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Norfolk. Order to supersede the distraint made on John Stroch for finding 
two men at arms for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, 
while he is scaymg with the men at arms and others of his power with the 
king in pares beyond the sea, as ho was staying thoro when the king 
arrived, at great expense, and ho lately came to parts of the realm to seek 
victuals and other necessaries for the maintenance of his said men, and i3 
now about to return to the king. By 0. 

To the arrayors of men at arms in co. Somerset. Order to sujierstxlo 
the distraint made on the sisters of tho order of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jorsulam in England of Bocland, to finil a man at arms for tho oustixly 
of tho maritime land in co. Dorsot, by reason of tho lands i>f tho prior of that 



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125 



1339. 



May 14. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 29. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

Hospital in that county, from which the sisters arc maintained, while the 
prior finds thirty men at arms for the custody of Southampton, as the 
sisters are found by alms and the distribution of the prior and brethren of 
the Hospital and have nothing wherewith to live except by the ministration 
of the prior and brethren. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Henry de Ferar[iis], who is staying with the king in parts beyond the sea, 
to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes at 
the exchequer, his own, those of his wife, one of the daughters and heirs 
of Theobald de Verdon, and those of their ancestors. By C. 

William de Mundene, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
Wymond and Alan de Chikewell, executors of the will of John de 
Abbodeston, lOO.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Arderne, citizen of London, puts in his place Theobald Poleyn, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 101. made to him in chancery 
by Thomas le Mareschal and William Gentileorps. 



May 20. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 20. 

Bfcrkharnp- 

Htead. 



MEMBRANE \d. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede the execution of a writ 
directing him to take John Kandulf of Colleshull, as lately at the request 
of R. bishop of Bath and W^ells showing that John, his parishioner, was 
excommunicated for contempt of the bishop's authority and would not be 
judged by ecclesiastical censure, the king ordered the sheriff to judge John 
according to the custom of England, until he should satisfy holy church 
for his contempt ; and because John appealed to the Roman court from the 
sentence passed upon him by the bishop and for the protection of the court 
of Canterbury, and pursues his appeals with effect, as will fully appear by 
the public instruments made thereupon and the process held in the court 
of Canterbury, shown to the king in chancery under the seal of the official 
of that court, the king not wishing to prevent John from pursuing his 
appeal ordered the sheriff to direct the bishop to be in chancery on 
the morrow of St. Thomas last, to show cause why the taking of John 
should not be superseded pending the appeal, and the sheriff returned 
that he made the return of the writ to John atte Pulle, bailiff of the 
bishop's liberty, who made no answer thereto, wherefore the king ordered 
the sheriff" not to omit to enter that liberty, and to direct the bishop to be 
in chancery on the morrow of tlie Ascension last, in the form aforesaid ; and 
the bishop having appeared in chancery on the morrow of the Ascension by 
Walter Power and Henry de Ingclby, clerks, his attorneys, has said nothing 
why the taking of John should not be superseded. 

The like of the sheriff of Gloucester. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Whereas John Payn impleads John Alwy and 
others contained in the original writ, before the king, of a trespass com- 
mitted on him by John and the others in reaping and carrying away his 
corn at Haveryng atte Boure, and although John Payn alleged that the 
land where th(; corn was growing was parcel of the manor of Haveryng 
atte Boure which is of th(! ancient demesne of the crown of England, and 
which Queen Philippa holds for life by the king's grant, and all the tenants 
of the manor who wish to demise their lands, ought by the custom of the 



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J-wdy. Membrane lil — cont. 

manor to como to the queen's court there and render those lands by a rod 
into the queen's hands, and if any tenant demised his hind there by 
enfeoffment or otherwise, the queen and her bailiffs should enter the land, 
retain it and dispose thereof at will ; and that John de Chiltebourn held 
the land where the corn was sowed, and alienated it without any surrender 
in the queen's court, so that the queen caused it to be seized by Robert de 
Hogham, her steward there, who delivered it in the queen's court by a rod 
to John Alwy, to hold at will, rendering 4s. yearly ; and John sowed the 
land and reaped the corn as his own, yet the justices proceeded in the plea 
and intend to take an inquisition thereon ; the king therefore orders them 
to view the record and process held upon the premises, considering the 
prejudice that would be done to the king and queen if John Payn recovered 
against John Alwy, and not to attempt anything which would prejudice 
the king, without consulting him. By C. 

May 24. To the taxers and collectors in co. Sussex of the triennial tenth and 

Berkhamp- fifteenth granted by the laity. The men and tenants of R. bishop of 
^ ^''^'' ■ Chichester of the hundred of Buxle near Hastyng have shown the king 
that whereas they were assessed, with the men of the Cinque Ports, 
who have lands, goods and chattels in that hundred at 112s. l^d, for the 
second year of payment, and although the portion of the men of the 
Cinque Ports amounts to 42,s. 3d. of that sum, and the other men 
of that hundred are prepared to pay the remaining 69s. 9|(/. yet the 
collectors intend to levy the 112s. l^d. of them entire, omitting the 
men of the Cinque Ports, because they pretend that they ought to be 
quit of such taxation by charters of the king's progenitors, wherefore the 
bishop's men have besought the king to provide a remedj' ; the king 
therefore orders the collectors to receive the G9s. 9^*/. from the said men 
and to discharge them of the remaining 42s. 3(/. provided that this sum be 
levied of the men of the Cinque Ports, unless they can show by charters 
that they ought to be quit thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
bishop's men and the taxers and collectors of the said 42s. Sd. if they find 
that the premises are correct, provided that the men and collectors answer 
for the remaining 69s. 9i</. 



o 



Enrolment of release by John de Schobbenhangre to Sir Nicholas de la 
Beche, knight, of all actions of debts, contracts, covenants made or due to 
him by Sir John de la Beche, knight, by recognisance or otherwise. 
Witnesses : Sir Thomas Ussecarle, William Jurdan, John atte Bere, Thomas 
Tocchewyk. Dated at London on Thursday before St. Barnabas, 18 
Edward IIL French. 

Enrolment of release by John de Schobenhangre to Sir Nicholas de la 
Beche, knight, and Margery his wife and Nicholas's heirs, of all his right 
and claim in all his lands in Benettefeld, which Sir John la Becho, knight, 
formerly held of John's gift and enfeoffment, and which Nicholas now 
holds by the gift and enfeoffment of Sir Andrew de Segravc, knight, and 
Joan his wife as of her inheritance, by a tine levied in the king's court. 
Witnesses: Sir Thomas Ussecarle, William Jurdan, Henry Pyntkonay, John 
atte Bere, Thomas de Tocchewyk. [Pateil «s a/)()r('.] 



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13 EDWARD III.— Part II. 



1339. 

May 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 14. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



May 0. 

Berkharnp- 

Btead. 



MEMBRANE 45. 

To the sheriflf of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Glaston, deceased. 

To John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlund, collectors of the custom 
of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to allow to 
Simon de Brunsford 61. 16.s. in the custom and subsidy on his tin and other 
merchandise sent from that port to parts beyond the sea, as on 20 June in 
the 12th year of the reign, the king received from him on loan 13?. 12.s. of 
13 ' miliare ' 600 pounds of tin, to be taken in three ships to parts oeyond, 
to wit, in the ship of Henry But 4 ' miliare,' in that of Henry Claysson 4 
' miliare ' and in that of Nicholas Johanesson 5 ' miliare ' 600 pounds, for 
which loan the king promised to satisfy Simon at Easter last, as is con- 
tained in the letters patent under the 'coket' seal. 

Adam Toter, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of vert and venison 
in Shirwode forest, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest be- 
yond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Shirwod forest, to bail 
him. 

To William Trussel, escheater this side Trent. Order to cause Queen 
Isabella to have seisin of a toft and a virgate of land in Geytyngton, which 
Richard Bule held, who was hanged for felony, as the king learned by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff of Northampton that the premises were in 
the king's hands for a year and a day and that Richard held them of the 
queen, and they are in the escheator's hands as a custody, and Gilbert de 
Ledred, late escheator in co. Northampton had the year day and waste 
thereof, and ought to answer for them to the king, and the king ordered the 
sheriff to cause the queen to have seisin or show cause why he should not, 
and the sheriflf has shown that the premises are in the custody of the 
escheator, wherefore he could not deliver seisin to the queen. 

To Thomas de Castro Goderici, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
pay to Rhys (Iteso) ap Griffith ap Howel the arrears of his wages and fees as 
keeper of tlie castle of Droslan and the forest of Glyncothi and the steward 
of Cantref Mauro in South Wales, from the time of the chamberlain's 
appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth so long as he is chamberlain 
and as Rhys has the custody and stewardsliip, wliicli the king lately com- 
mitted to him to hold at will, and the king has granted that he shall 
liold them for life, receiving the accustomed wages and fees, by reason of 
his good service to the king and his father. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
ordered Robert de Tughale and Thomas de Frisco Marisco, then collectors 
of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyno, to pay to Roger Mauduyt, 
whom the king was sending to Scotland, for the lands which the king holds 
there by the grant of Edward de Jialliolo, king of Scotland, 20 marks ujion 
his expenses, and now iioger Mauduyt, Roger's son and heir, has besought 



128 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



May 10. 
Berkhanip- 

stead. 



May 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Bcikhamp- 
atead. 



Membrane 45 — cant. 



tho 



king will cause 
him therefor and wages allowed for his father's 



the king, that as tho 20 marks are exacted of him, 
account to be made with 
estate, the king therefore orders tho treasurer and barons to cause such 
account and allowance to be made, and if any sum is found to be due to 
the king, to cause answer to be made for it, and if anything is found to be 
owing to Roger beyond the 20 marks, to cause it to bo paid to Roger the 
son, or allowance therefor to be made to him in tho debts in which the 
fatlier is bound to the 



kmg. 



To the same. Order to allow 20 marks to Henry de Stratford, the 
king's clerk in his ferm of 101. yearly for tho custody of all the lands 
of the abbot of Beaubec {ih- Inilu Beccu) an alien, in co. Gloucester, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of such allowance by reason of 
his services in accelerating the sending of the king's wool collected in divers 
counties, to the places where it was to be carried, and in divers other 
ati'airs. By the keeper and C. 

To Henry de Elmham and Nicholas Bonde, keepers of the lands 
pertaming to the priory of Eye, in the king's hands, in co. Suffolk. Order 
to deliver to William de Lound, parson of the church of Stoke near Eye, 
all tenths, both greater and lesser, for the past year, of the said lands in 
that parish, provided that answer is made for them after the lapse of the 
year, as he has besought the king to order those tenths to be paid to him, 
as certain of those lands are within the bounds of his parish, whereof he 
ought to have the tenths, and he received those tenths in the 18th year of 
the late king's reign, and his predecessors had received them every time the 
said lands were taken into the king's hands with the other possessions of 
aliens in the realm, by reason of war with the king of France ; and the 
king has granted the supplication because William has found security 
before him in chancery by Elias de Grymesby, parson of Bradenham 
church, and John de Sutton of co. Nottingham, to answer to the king at 
will for the price of the tenths for the present year if they ought to pertain 
to the king. By C. 

To Thomas de Castro Goderici, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
pay to William ap Lethyn the arrears of 60.s. yearly, from the time of the 
chamberlain's appointment, and to pay the GOv. henceforth so long as he 
is chamberlain, as the late king granted William QOs. yearly for his 
maintenance at the exchequer of Kaernarvan by the hands of the 
chamberlain there, of the issues of the bailiwick of Penthyu Ismelogh, 
for life, because he was maimed in the king's service. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Ralph de Middelneye, to whom on 1 October in the 7th year of the reigu, 
the king committed the otKce of the escheatry in cos. Cornwall, Devon, 
Somerset and Dorset, to hold during good behaviour, receiving 10/. yearly 
in that office, 10/. yearly from tho said 1 October, in his account, if he has 
not hitherto had allowance therefor. 

To Thomas do Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a parcel of meadow and pasture in Syglyughale, 
containing 10 acres, as the king lately sent a writ of trrtiomri upon the 
taking of 12 acres of meadow there, to John Moryu, then esehoator beyond 
Trent, who returned that he had not taken tliem but that Williaiu do 
Clapham, sometime escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumborhvud 
and Westmorhmd, at tho time of John's substitution in tho otVieo, dolivorod 
to him by indenture a parcel of meadow and pasture in tho said town, 
coritaining 10 acres, which tho Teniphirs hold for a term not then pt»st. 



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1339. 



Mt'iiihrane 45 — cont. 



assorting that the parcel was in the king's hands as the goods and chattels 
of the Templars ; and afterwards at the suit of Henry le Vavasour, showing 
that the Templars had no other estate therein except for a term of years, by 
the demise of William do Ros of Ingmanthorp, who held them by knight's 
service of William le Vavasour, Henry's father, whoso heir he is, and that 
the custody thereof ought to pertain to him until the heir of Peter de 
Middelton should come of age, to whom the premises descended by hereditary 
right after the death of Adam de Middelton, to whom William de Ros 
granted them after the lapse of the term aforesaid, and beseeching the king 
to order his hand to be amoved therefrom so that Henry should enter them 
to hold them as a custody, the king ordered John to take an inquisition 
upon the matter, by which it is found that William de Ros demised the said 
parcel to the master and brethren of the Temple in England, to hold from 
Whitsuntide 1305 for fourteen years, and neither William nor any other 
made any release of their right in the premises to the master and brethren, 
and William held them of William le Vavasour, and Peter held them of 
Henry by the service of rendering Id. at Martinmas and that the premises 
are in the king's hands as the goods and chattels of the Templars, and 
Thomas deMiddleton, Peter's son and heir as is said, has besought the king 
to cause his hand to be amoved therefrom. 



MEMBRANE 44. 

May 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 20L 14s. 

Berkhamp- 4d. to be allowed to Richard de Denton, sometime sheriff of Cumberland, 
stead. jjj jjjg account, if they find that he satisfied the men from whom he bought 
214 quarters of oats at that price, and that he delivered the oats to John de 
Glanton, keeper of the king's victuals at Carlisle, in accordance with the 
king's order, by writ of the exchequer, directing him to buy 1,000 quarters 
of oats and cause them to be taken to Carlisle and delivered to John. 

To the same. Order to cause 201. to be allowed to the sheriff of Cum- 
berland on his account if he shall be found to have expended that sum in 
repairing the houses in Carlisle castle, by the view and testimony of the 
prior of Ht. Mary's, Carlisle, in accordance with the king's order. 

To the same. Like order for allowance of 20 marks to the sheriff for 
repairing the house, wall, turrets and other buildings in Carlisle castle, by 
the view and testimony of the same prior. 

To the same. Order to allow to Anthony de Lucy, constable of Carlisle castle 
and sheriff of Cumberland, such wages and fees for the office of constable 
from the time of his appointment as have been allowed to other constables 
there. 

To the same. Order to allow 111. Idd. to the sheriff of Cumberland in 
his account if they shall find him to have spent that sum in buying canvas 
for packing the king's wool, in paying men to pack the wool, and for the 
expenses of the carriage of the wool to the port where the king ordered it 
to be taken, in accordance with the king's order. 

To the same. Order to allow 30.s. to the sheriff of Cumberland if they 
shall find that ho spent that sum in purveying tuns and in the carriage of 
fat in the forests of the king and of Queen Isabella to the town of Kynges- 
ton-upon-Hull, by the advice of Ralph do Novill, justice of the Forest 
beyond Trent, whom Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the 
king's son, lately appointed with the assent of the council to take such fat, 
in accordance with the duke's order to the sheriff. 

10G34 I 



130 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



]\[(')iibranc 44 — cont. 



To tho same. Ordor to allow to Roland de Vaux, sometime sheriff of 
Cnmbcrland, 80s. G(/. in his account, if they find that he spent that sum 
on the carriage of certain wool and the packing thereof, in accordance with 
the king's order, as the king lately appointed Peter Tyliol and William de 
Dunolm to take tho moiety of wool in co. Cornwall granted in the parlia- 
ment held at Westminster on the morrow of the Purification in the 11th 
year of the reign, and to carry it to Newcastle upon Tyne, to be there on or 
before Easter then following, to be placed in ships there and taken to parts 
as the king should ordain, and to do certain other things contained in the 
king's letters patent, and the king ordered Roland to deliver the costs of 
carrying the wool to the said port and canvas for sacking it, to Peter and 
William, and Roland expended 30.s. 6d. thereupon, as he says. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the same Roland 
for what they shall find him to have expended on the custody of 38 tuns of 
the king's wine, in accordance with the king's order, as the king ordered 
Richard de la Pole, sometime his butler, to buy 100 tuns of wine and cause 
them to be taken with all speed to Carlisle, to be delivered to John de 
Glanton, the keeper of his victuals there, and learning afterwards that 
although Richard had caused the greater part of the wine to be placed in 
Carlisle castle, yet John's executors did not take heed to receive the wine 
from him, John being dead before the arrival of the wine, the king ordered 
Roland, then sheriff of Cumberland, to receive the wine by indenture, and 
he received 38 tuns and expended certain moneys for its good keeping, as he 
says. 

To the same. Order to allow 20 marks to x\nthony de Lucy, constable of 
Carlisle castle, if they find that he paid that sum, for Michaelmas term 
last, to Robert Parvyng, the king's serjeant, in accordance with the king's 
order to the sheriff' and grant to Robert on 25th February, in the 12th 
year of the reign, of 40 marks yearly of the form of the king's demesne 
lands of Carlisle castle, to be received during pleasure by the hands of the 
constable, by reason of his good service and the damage suffered by him 
by the frequent inroads of the Scots into the parts of Carlisle. 

To the same. Order to discharge John de Stonore, of 40/. from 10 
October, in the 5th year of the reign, as on 24 February in that yeivc the king 
committed to him the custody of the manor of Watlyngton, co. Oxford, to 
hold for ten years, rendering 40Z. yearly at the exchequer, and on 10 October 
following the king granted the manor among others to John de Eltham, 
earl of Cornwall, and ordered John to deliver it to the earl, as appears by 
inspection of the chancery rolls. 

To John de Denton. Whereas the king ordered tho sheriff' of Cumberland 
and other receivers of tho wool of that county to cause all his wool collected 
there to be taken to the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and delivered to the 
collectors of customs there, to be taken to the king to parts boyond the sea ; 
and now the king has learned that although tho receivers caused 4 sacks 22 
stones of that wool to bo taken to the said town and wished to deliver tlunu 
to the collectors, yet John took possession thei'eof and detains them at that 
town ; the king therefore orders John to cause that wool to bo restored to 
the receivers without delay, or to be delivered to the collectors in the 
presence of tho receivers or their attorneys, in discharge of tho receivers, to 
be taken thonco to the king, as aforesaid, knowing that unless he causes the 
wool to bo restored to the receivers or collectors the king will cause a liko 
quantity of his wool to be taken or the price thereof to bo levied of his gvKxis 
and cliattels, and tlie king will punish him so severely that others shall Ih) 
fearful of doing the liko. By C. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



131 



1339. 

April 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 12. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

Htead. 



MEMBRANE 43. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage and 9 acres of land of William de Melton, 
archbishop of York, in Austwode, near Wystowe, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the escheator returned that he had not taken into the king's hands any of 
the archbishop's lands in Austwode, but that John Moryn, late escheator 
beyond Trent, at the time of Thomas's substitution in the office, 
delivered to him by indenture the said messuage and land, assert- 
ing that they were in his hands by reason of the trespass of 
Thomas de Corbrig, sometime archbishop of York, who held them 
of Edward I, in chief, in alienating them in fee to Richard de 
Wystowe without licence, which said messuage and land Thomas, Richard's 
son, held ; and afterwards the present archbishop informed the king that 
Thomas his predecessor granted the premises to Richard, his bondman, to 
hold at will and not in fee, and Thomas, Richard's son, held them at will 
by the archbishop's demise, wherefore the archbishop besought the king to 
order his hand to be amoved, and the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Thomas de Corbrig 
granted the premises to Richard, his bondman, in the time of Edward I, to 
hold at will, and Thomas, Richard's son, has no estate in the premises 
except at the will of William de Melton, archbishop of York, of whom 
Thomas is bondman, and the premises are held in chief as parcel of 
the archbishop's barony of Shirburn, and are worth 5s. yearly. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive a reason- 
able fine from Joan, late the wife of John Randolf, executrix of his will, for 
the account for the time when John had the custody of the manor of Mune- 
stok, CO, Southampton, by the commission of Edward I, and for certain debts 
in which he was bound to the king for divers causes, as she has besought 
the king to order this to be done, as the memoranda touching the account 
and the tallies and letters of acquittance testifying payments of the said 
debts and money of the issues of the manor, were eloigned and lost during 
John's lifetime, as the king has been informed by Joan, and the king several 
times ordered the sheriff of Southampton to distrain her to be before the 
treasurer and barons in the exchequer to render the account and to answer 
for the debts. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver money to Edmund 
de la Beche for his wages and those of the men with him for the defence of 
Southampton, and charge Robert atte Barre, whom the king appointed 
keeper and receiver of the said money, and to allow 40^. of the money to 
Edmund of the king's gift as remuneration for his labours there. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order not to 
compel the men of the suburbs of Winchester to find any men at arms or 
others outside the city, while they are staying in the city, in accordance 
with the king's ordinance, lest enemies invading those parts should take 
possession of their victuals or other goods, and that they should contribute 
towards repairing the walls of the city, keeping watch and doing other 
things for its defence, according to their faculty, with the other citizens, 
and the king has learned that the keepers compel them to find men for the 
custody of the maritime land upon the sea coast, whereupon they have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Ordor to account with Master William dcHurle, chief carpenter of the Tower 
of London, for the money received by him upon his expenses for the 
carriage of a great engine from the Tower to Dunbar castle in Scotland, 



132 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



May 14. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhami)- 

stead. 



Membrane 43 — cant. 

by the king's order, allowing him his reasonable expenses and those of the 
men retained by him for this, and other expenses incurred in the carriage, 
and to pay him what they find to be due to him. By G. 

To John de EUerker, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay 8^ to 
the 113 Welshmen of North Wales and their leaders, who were lately 
chosen to set out to the king to parts beyond the sea, and went to Graves- 
eude and are about to return to their own parts by the king's licence, in full 
payment of their wages and the arrears thereof. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to deliver to the abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster, and the monks 
there for the morrow of St. Botolph last a tun of wine of the prise of London, 
for the celebration of divine service in their church in accordance with the 
grant of Henry III. 



May 24. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 20. 

Berkhamp- 

btead. 



May 10. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 42. 

To the collectors of the customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
Adam Juweys of Southampton, merchant, to lade 8 sacks of wool in ships 
in that port and take them to Bordeaux, without paying the custom and 
subsidy thereon, as the king gave him licence so to take 20 sacks, paying 
40s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, and ordered the collectors of the 
customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Southampton to 
receive the said 406'. a sack and permit him to take the wool to the said 
parts, and afterwards, at Adam's suit, showing that he had laded 16 of the 
sacks in ships in the port of Southampton and paid S2l. thereon to the 
collectors, and had ' coket ' therefor, he had caused 8 sacks thereof to be 
brought back to Southampton for fear of certain of the king's enemies, and 
he had landed them there, and the collectors did not permit him to carry 
those sacks to the said parts, and he beseeching the king to grant him 
licence to take them from Bristol to the city of Bayonne the king ordered 
the collectors to certify him thereupon, and they returned that Adam 
had laden 17 sacks in ships to be taken to Bordeaux, upon which he paid 
34Z., and after he had started he brought back 8 sacks for fear of enemies on 
the sea, and at the time when he started for the said parts ho had his ' coket * 
for all the said wool. By C. 

To the same. Order to permit the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi to lade 1 ,850 sacks of wool in that port and take them to 
Lombardy, without paying custom and subsidy thereon, as the king 
granted that they should so take 8,000 sacks the custom and subsidy 
thereon being charged in part satisfaction of sums paid by tliom 
for the king, and the king ordered the collectors to permit the Bardi 
so to take 700 sacks and the Peruzzi 1,150 sacks of the 8,000 ; and now the 
king has learned that the collectors do not permit the merchants to do this 
without paying custom and subsidy to William de la Pole, the king's mer- 
chant, by reason of the king's commission made afterwards granting him 
all the customs and subsidies in the port, and it is the king's intention 
that all grants made before tlio commission shall remain in force. By 0. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 107^. 6Ji/. 
to John do Causton in his account for the issues of the customs in the 
port of London for the time when he was collector there, as the king is 
bound to him in that sum which ho received from him as a loi\n of loail 



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133 



1339. 



May 30. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



March 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 42 — cant. 

laded by him in the port of Boston and taken out of the realm, by 
the hands of Thomas Gouk and Jolm do Wcsenham, collectors of customs 
in that port, as may fully appear by the letters patent under the ' coket ' 
in seal, in John's possession. By C. 

To John de Flete, keeper of the exchanges in the Tower of London 
and at Canterbury. Order to repair the defects in the houses appointed 
for the office of the changers up to the sum of 20^. without delay. 

By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Thomas Palmere of Winchester to 
take sacks of wool and wool-fells on which the custom and subsidy 
amount to 517Z. 2s. from that port to the staple at Andewerp, without 
paying the custom and subsidy, according to the form in their letters 
patent concerning such allowances, as the king is bound to him in 
517^ 2.5. for his wool sent to parts beyond the sea and received there 
by Reginald de Conductu and John de la Pole. By p.s. [11535.] 



June 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to John de Segrave and 
Margaret his wife, eldest daughter and heir of Thomas, earl of Norfolk, 
tenant in chief, the arrears of 20Z. 16(/., which the king assigned to them 
on 15 December last, to be received yearly of the castle of Norwich, 
by the hands of the sheriff of the 33Z. Qa. 8d. yearly which the earl 
was wont to receive, as Margaret's purparty, and the sheriff shall pay the 
201. IQd. yearly so long as he is sheriff. 

To the receivers of wool in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver 31 sacks of 
wool to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, or to his attorney, by 
indenture, in part satisfaction of 2,418 sacks, 10 stones which the king 
assigned to him in divers ports of the realm of those 2,900 sacks which the 
king granted to him to take to parts beyond the sea for the king's benefit 
and to make payments for the king there. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and his fellows, receivers of the king's wool 
in that county. Order to cause 93 sacks 4 stones 8i pounds of wool and 57 
sacks 14 stones 8 J pounds of the increment of wool to be taken to the port 
of Bristol without delay and delivered by indenture to the collectors of 
customs there whom the king has ordered to receive it and to cause it to be 
laded in ships with other of the king's wool sent to those parts, and delivered 
to William do Radenore and the attorney of Anthony Bache, whom the 
king has charged to take the wool to Gascony, because the king has ordained 
with the advice of the council that 500 or at least 400 sacks of wool shall 
be sent with speed to Gascony for the king's affairs there and the defence 
of the duchy [of Aquitaine] against the incursions of the galleys of the 
king's enemies. By p.s. 

To Thomas Tropy and John do Lym, collectors of the king's wool at 
Bristol. Order to deliver 6i sacks 4 pounds of the increment of the king's 
wool in that town to the said collectors by indenture, to be taken to 
Gascony. By the same writ. 

To the sheriff of Wilts and his fellows, receivers of the king's wool in 
that county. Order to deliver 27ii pounds of wool of the collection of the 
king's wool and 6 sacks 2 stones 11 pounds of the increment of wool in co. 
Wilts to the same collectors by indenture. By the same writ. 



134 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 



Membrane -12 — cont. 

To John Byde, of NewcLon, and John Tony, receivers of the king's wool 
in CO. Dorset. Order to deliver 85 saclis 15 cloves 2i pounds of wool of the 
increment of wool in co. Dorset to the same collectors, by indenture. 

By the same writ. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to receive all 
the aforesaid wool and cause it to be laded in ships and delivered to William 
and the said attorney. By the same writ. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
titead. 



MEMBRANE 41. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the collectors of 
customs there. \Yhereas the king received on loan by the hands of William 
de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, 4,000L of Eobert de Shilvyngton, 
John Flemmyng, Peter Fauellore, John de Halywell, Thomas de Ebor[aco] 
and John de Bury, merchants of that town, the king has granted that they 
shall receive all the customs and subsidies of hides, wool-fells and their 
own wool and that of their friends, taken from that port and the port of 
Hertilpol to parts beyond the sea, due by the hands of the collectors of cus- 
toms and the subsidy in those ports, and William de la Pole, the king's 
merchant, being satisfied for 800^. which the king wishes him to receive of 
the custom and subsidy of the wool of others taken out of those ports 
previously, and 200 sacks being taken out which the king granted that 
William should send to parts beyond the sea from those ports without pay- 
ing custom and subsidy thereon, John and the others shall likewise receive 
all the customs and subsidies in those ports until they are fully satisfied for 
the 4,000^. so that the said merchants shall answer to the king for 40s. on each 
sack of wool, il. on each last of hides and iOs. on every 800 fells laden in those 
ports and on which they receive customs and subsidy, the king wishing the 
other part of the ' coket ' seal in both ports, now in the custody of William's 
attorney, to be kept under the seal of those merchants or their deputy, so 
that the attorneys and merchants may do what pertains in this respect ; 
the king has also granted that the merchants shall unlade the wool, hides 
and wool-fells so taken out, where they will in Flanders, Brabant and 
Seland, and that they shall sufler no hindrance from admirals, baililis, or 
other royal ministers, and the king does not wish them to take for the 
transport of the wool, etc. any of the ships which are ordained to set out 
with the fleet to repel the king's enemies ; the king therefore orders the 
mayor, bailiffs and collectors to deliver all the said customs and subsidies 
to the merchants, William being satisfied as aforesaid, until they are satis- 
fied for the 2,500/., and to permit them to take their wool, etc. as afore- 
said, having first taken security that they will not take them elsewhere, 
provided always that the merchants answer to the king as aforesaid. The 
king has ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Hertilpol to 
deliver the said customs and subsidies to the merchants. William being 
satisfied for 800/. and 200 sacks, until they are satisfied for 1,500/., and to 
cause part of the ' coket ' seal to be kept as aforesaid. By p.s. 

Mandate in pursuance to the collectors in the port of Hertilpol. 

By the same writ. 

To the attorney of William de la Pole in the ports of Newcastle upon 
Tyno and Hertilpol. Order to keep a part of the ' coket ' soul in each 
of those ports, under the seal of the merchants or their deputy so long 
as they receive the custom and subsidies granted to them, in aoeordance 



13 EDWARD III.— Paet 2. 



135 



1339. 



May 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

with the preceding orders, and to cause what pertains in this respect to 
be done by the common consent of the attorney and the merchants or 
their deputy. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. 
Order to deliver lOOZ. of the goods and chattels which belonged to James 
le Botiller, earl of Oremond, to Eleanor, late his wife, or to her attorney, 
in aid of the earl's funeral expenses, in accordance witli a previous order 
under the seal used in Ireland, which they have hitherto neglected to obey, 
although Eleanor by herself and her attorneys has earnestly sued before 
them for payment, as it has been ordained by the justiciary of Ireland and 
others of the council there, that she shall have 100^. of the said goods and 
chattels, in aid of the said expenses. By C. 



May 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



To the bailiffs of Ware. Order to restore 12 quarters of malt 
which Master Reymond Peregrin! caused to be provided at the 
prebend of Leghton upon Bronneswold for the expenses of his house 
at the church of St. Paul, London, for the residence which he holds 
there, to Eeymund's sergeants without delay, notwithstanding that the 
malt was delivered to them under lock by John de Tebdych, one of the 
purveyors of victuals for the king's use, as the king lately took Reymund, 
his men and possessions, into his special protection, and John took the 
malt at Ware, coming to London, from the sergeants, for the king's use, 
and the king ordered John to restore the malt without delay, and although 
the sergeants have made search for John in divers places near Ware, he 
cannot be found in those parts. By C. 



May 21. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 1.5. 

Berkhanip- 

Btead. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to discharge Master John le Brunham, the king's clerk, of all par- 
ticulars contained in their certificate sent by them by the king's order 
before the auditors of accounts of Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester under the half seal, as to whether John, when he was keeper of the 
duke's wardrobe, had duly charged a surrender before the duke's auditors of 
the money received by him for the duke's use, and the duke has remitted the 
certificate to chancery under his seal, certifying that John duly charged 
himself with all the said particulars and also with 49Z. 13s. id. received 
by him beyond those particulars with which he is charged in the end of 
the account by the hands of Simon de Ruggeleye, late chamberlain of 
Chester. By C. 

To Thomas Ughtred, keeper of the town of Perth in Scotland and the 
master of the king's galley of Hull. Order to restore a ship of the count 
of Guelders, which the master and other men in that galley took, laden 
with divers merchandise, on its way to those parts, to the master and 
mariners of the ship, and to the merchants and others therein, together 
with the merchandise, as the king may incur grave injury if they are 
detained. By the keeper and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

To Robert atte Barre. Order to supersede the purveyance of springalda, 
breastplates {paneaa), lances, cross-bows, bows and arrows, as although the 
king ordered hi rn to do this for the munition of Soiitiiampton, the king has 
now ordered John do Flete, keeper of the armour in the Tower of London, 
to buy and purvey them. By C, 



130 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 

May 30. 

Berkliainp- 
stead. 



May 30. 

Berkhaiiip- 
stead. 



May 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 24. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



June 6. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



Juno 7. 

Beikhanip- 
btead. 



MEMBRANE 40. 

To tbo collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Henry do Lancastr[ia] earl of Derby or his 
attorney, 837 marks 2s. 0^(/. and if they have not that money ready then 
to permit the earl to take -100 sacks of wool of the wool of merchants of 
the realm or of Brabant to the staple at Andowcrp, allowing the said sum 
in the custom and subsidy thereon, certifying William de Northwell, keeper 
of the wardrobe, of the residue of the said custom and subsidy, so that he 
may receive it from the earl for the king's use, as on 18 March in the llth 
year of the reign the king granted the earl 1,000 marks yearly of the issues 
of the customs, 100 in the port of London, 300 in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull and 300 in the port of Boston, to bo received for the life of 
Henry earl of Lancaster, the earl's father, and on 3 October following the 
king granted to the earl the manor of Wyghton and the hundred of 
Northgreueho, co. Norfolk, and the manor of Laghton in Morthyng, co. 
York, which Ealph count of Eu, an alien lately held, to the value of 
72^ 7.S. 6J(/. yearly at which they were extended in part satisfaction of the 
1,000 marks, and the earl has besought the king to cause an allowance in 
the custom and subsidy to be made to him for 4.00 marks for Easter and 
Michaelmas terms of the llth year, of the said 1,000 marks, and 
iSll.2s.0l(L for Easter and Michaelmas terms in the 12th year and for 
Easter term last, having deducted the extent of the said manors and 
hundred, which sums are in arrear to him. By p.s. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like order to pay to the earl of his attorney 
450 marks or to permit him to take 300 sacks of wool to the staple, 
^Yilliam de Northwell receiving what is over of the custom and subsidy 
thereon, notwithstanding the commission to William de la Pole, on 25 
January last, of the custom and subsidy in that port, because the grant to 
the earl of 1,000 marks was made previously. By p.s. and C. 

Like order to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of Boston. By p.s. and C. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastr [ia] earl of 
Derby, or to his attorney 40/. for the llth and 12th years of the reign, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. yearly of the issues of the 
county, and although the king ordered the sheriff to pay these sums he has 
not yet done so. 

To tho treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Constantino de Martuo Mari, William de Calthorp, John de Holveston and 
Robert Curzon appointed to take wool for the king's use in co. Norfolk, 
what they shall bo found to have paid for the carriage to Croat Yarmouth, 
canvassing, packing and weighing of that wool, because the sheriff who 
ought to have paid for this has no money ready ; as the king sent a writ of 
certiorari to the sheriff" upon the premises, and Robert de Causton, the 
shcrift", returned that ho had nt)t paid any money for carriage, etc. to 
Constantino and tho others. 

The like to tho same in accordance with a return nuulo by John do 
Harsyk, late sheriff of that county. 

To John do Wodohous, keeper of the hanapor. Order to deliver to 
Thomas do Brayton, the king's clerk, 53*-. 4i/. for his expenses iu going to 
CO. Suffolk for tho king's affairs. r>y C 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



137 



1339. 

June 12, 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



.June 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 40 — cnrit. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verdercr for the forest of 
Pikerying of Henry, earl of Lancaster, to be elected in place of William 
Bard of Osgotby, who is blind, so that he cannot travail to exercise the 
duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of York. Like order to cause a verderer for the earl's 
forest of Pykeryngton to be elected in place of John Bulmer of Wrelton, 
deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
John de Bolyngbrok, sherifi" of Lincoln, what they shall find him to have 
paid to James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotlc, the king's clerks, 
appointed to seize the possessions of certain aliens in cos. Lincoln and 
Rutland, for their wages from 15 July in the 11th year of the reign, when 
they set out to the sheriff's bailiwick, to wit, 2.s. a day to each of them, 
and John paid Al. 2s. to James and 58s. to Robert, as may appear by the 
parts of an indenture in his possession as he asserts. 



May 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 11. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 18. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 14. 

Berkhamp- 
stoad. 



MEMBRANE 39. 

To Thomas de Melchebourn. Order to deliver all the victuals purveyed 
by him for the king's use in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and 
Huntingdon, to William de Walyngford, receiver of the king's victuals, by 
indenture, in the port of Lenn, to be taken to the king to parts beyond the 
sea as the king has enjoined him. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction made upon James de Kyngston, the king's clerk, for 40s. which 
are exacted of him by the sheriff' of York for the remainder of his accounts 
for the time when he was sent to divers parts of the realm to arrest and 
purvey ships and do other things, as James has besought the king to 
pardon him in recompence of his labours and losses in that service, and 
the king has pardoned him the said 40s. By the keeper and C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to pay to R. bishop of 
London, the chancellor, the arrears of his fee of wine which he ought to 
receive from the king by reason of his office, from 6 July last, on which 
day he assumed the office, and to pay that fee henceforth so long as the 
bishop is chancellor and Hugh is butler. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign dower to 
Margery, late the wife of John Ijriazoun, tenant in chief, who has taken 
oath not to marry without the king's licence, of all the lands of which 
her husband was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, in the 
presence of John de Pulteneyc, to whom the king committed the custody 
of two parts of the said lands, to hold under a certain form, if he choose 
to attend. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle furtlier with certain tenements 
at Chesham Boys and the advowson of a cc^rtaiu cha))el, restoring the 
isssues thereof to Margery late the wife of John Jiriazoun, because the 
king has learned by inquisition taken Ijy the escheator, that John and 
Margery held the said tenements and advowson jointly at John's death, by 
the gift and enfeoffment of Ed [nmndj le Gode and Walter de Holcote, 
and that the tenements are held of Geoffrey de Bolstrode by knight's 
aervice. 



138 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 

May 9. 

Borkhamp- 

stead. 



May 20. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 6. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 6. 

Beikhamp- 

stcad. 



Juno 10. 

Bevkhamp- 

btoad. 



Memhrane 39 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audeleye, earl of 
Gloucester, \0l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of 20/. yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to audit the account of Stephen le Blount, whom the king lately 
appointed to purvey victuals in divers counties for his passage and for the 
maintenance of the lieges about to set out to divers parts beyond the sea, 
for the time when he was so appointed, allowing him 5.s. a day for his 
wages, and to pay him what is found to be due to him, and if he is found 
to be in arrears to the king, to allow the arrears to him in debts which are 
owed to him by the king. By C. 

To John de Flete, keeper of the wardrobe in the Tower of London and 
supplying the place of Thomas de Hatfeld, receiver of the issues of the lands 
reserved to the king's chamber. Order to receive from the prior of 
Appildercoumbe in the isle of Wight, all that money which he owes for 
Easter term last, of his ferm of 66/. 13.s'. 4(/. for the custody of his priory, 
which the king took into his hands and granted to the prior to hold at will, 
rendering the said ferm. 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

Mandate to the prior to pay the said money to John. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Order not to molest John de Hemenhale by reason of his 
absence while he is staying at the exchequer to render his account for the 
tenth and fifteenth in co. Suffolk, which he was appointed with others to 
levy and collect, as they amerced him whom the sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk returned before them in divers panels, because he did not appear 
before them to speak the truth in inquisitions and other things before 
them. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Sturmy, 
squire of the king's household, 81. Os. 9^d. without delay, in which the 
king is bound to him for his wages between the last day of August in the 
11th year of the reign and 11 July following, and for his expenses on divers 
journeys made by the king's order, and for his robes, by account made 
with him at London in May in the present year, as may appear, he says, by 
a bill in his possession under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of 
the wardrobe, if they find, upon examination of the bill, that the sura is 
due. By the keeper and C. 

To William Trussol, the king's yeoman, constable of Odyham castle, or 
to him who supplies his place. Order to repair the defects in the granges, 
stables for horses and foals, and a place called ' Punfauld ' in that castle 
up to the sum of 80n. l>y C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamborlaius. 
Order to account with Richard de Ayremynne, keeper of the lK>mus 
conversuruni, London, or with his attorney for his wages and fee and for the 
wages of the concersi from the time when Richard had the custodv, and to 
pay him what is found to be duo to him. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side 'l^rent. Order not to interuioddle 
further with the lauds which belonged to Robert de Paunton, restoring the 
issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Robert at his death held no laiuls in chief, but that he hold 



13 EDWAEi) III.— Part 2. 



139 



1339. 



June 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 11. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



.June 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 89 — cont. 

lands of other lords by divers services, and that Cicely, whom Hugh de 
Cressy married, Alice whom Robert de Toutheby of Wragby married, and 
Isabella whom Walter le Baxtere married, Robert's sisters, are his next 
heirs and of full age. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 1001. to 
John de Bolyngbrok, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, in his account, if they 
find that he has paid that sum by the king's order, to John Crabbe, the 
king's yeoman, for repairing the houses in Somerton castle and doing other 
works there. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which belonged to Nicholas de Halghton, restoring 
the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Nicholas, at his death held no lands in chief, but that he 
held lands of other lords by divers services, and that Margaret and Joan, 
his daughters, are his next heirs and under age. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a cottage and 6 
acres of land of Gilbert Smert and Thomas Smert, in Northmymmes, co. 
Hertford, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator returned that he had 
not taken the premises into the king's hands, but that Robert de Holwell, 
sometime escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Essex and Hertford, delivered to him by indenture a cottage and 9 acres of 
land there, asserting that they were in the king's hands by reason of the 
trespass of the abbot of St. Albans in acquiring them of John de Rothestok 
by Gilbert and Thomas, his bondmen, without licence ; and afterwards 
at the suit of Gilbert and Thomas showing that they were free men from 
their birth, beseeching the king to amove his hand from the tenements, 
the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by 
which it is found that Gilbert and Thomas, who acquired the premises of 
John in fee, are free men from birth, and not the abbot's bondmen, and 
the cottage is held of Peter Inge by the service of 2(1. yearly, and the land 
is held of Simon de Swanlond as of his manor of Northmymmes, by the 
service of lod. yearly, and the cottage and land are worth 2s. yearly 
beyond the said services. 



May 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 28. 

Borkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 38. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Constantine de Mortuo Marl, John de Hcderscte and John de 
la Rokele of that at which they shall be found to have assessed and taxed 
the men of the towns of Tylneye, Walpol, Walsokene, Westwalton, Wygcn- 
hale and Tyryngton, and the hamlet of Enemeth, whom the king appointed 
them to tax [as in this Calendar, 12 Edward III, pa/je 293] , and not to 
compel Constantine and the others to answer for the greater sum at which 
those men were taxed in the 12th year of the reign. By C. 

To the same. Order to discharge Thomas de Benton, whom the king 
appointed to levy, collect and carry to London the king's wool in co. 
Sussex, of 100s. which the king assigned to him upon his expenses therein, 
and of 40s. for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, of 151. which he acknow- 
ledged that he owed to the king for Isabella de Ilastyng of the ferm of the 
manor of Alvynton, co. Southampton, as he has besought the king to 
pardon him those sums in recompence for his wages for the time 
when ho was attendant upon the levying etc. of the said wool, and 
the king has pardoned him in consideration of the premises and of the 
expenses which he incurred in the said service. By the keeper and C. 



140 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

May 8. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 6. 
Berkhamp- 
stead. 

June 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 5. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



June 5. 

Beikhanip- 

stead. 



Meinhrani' 38— emit. 

To John de Wodohous, keeper of the hanapcr. Order to deliver without 
delay to the priors and friars of the order of St. Augustine at Lenne and 
Cireat Yarmouth, two letters patent of the king whereby he granted them 
licence to acquire a messuage in Lenne and a plot of land in Great Yarmouth 
for enlarging their dwellings, quit of the fee which pertains to the king for 
the seals of those letters, which fee the king has pardoned them. 

By letter of the keepers. 

To Michael Mynot, late the king's butler. Order to deliver by indenture 
all the king's wine in the Tower of London to John de Flete, the keeper of 
the king's victuals there, to be kept for the king's use. By the keeper. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
John de Bolyngbrok, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, 20^, if they find him to 
have paid that sum to Alesia late the wife of Ebulo Lestraunge, by virtue 
of the king's order to the slieriil" of Lincoln in accordance with the king's 
grant to Ebulo and Alesia of 20/. yearly rent for the third penny of co. 
Lincoln, together with certain manors and lands which they held for 
Alcsia's life by the late king's grant. 

To the same. Like order of allowance for what they shall find the same 
John to have expended in newly constructing the bars and other things 
necessary for the session of Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, late justices 
appointed to hold pleas before the king, at Staunford castle, in accordance 
with the king's order to the sheriff of Lincoln, as John expended 
■iZ. 8s-. 10'/. for this as may appear, he says, by an indenture in his 
possession made between him and William de Excestr[ia] crier of the 
Bench. 

To the same. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find 
him to have paid to Gerard, the king's tletcher for the carriage -of certain 
of the king's crossbows from Somerton castle to London, by the king's 
order, as John paid 2Gn. 8(/. to Gerard for such carriage, as may appear, he 
says, by an indentm-e in his possession made between himself and Gerard. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 37. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Margaret late 
the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, for 21/. 0.s. -id. for the price of the corn, 
animals and other goods which were in the manor of Bedhampton on the 
1-1 ]\Iarch in the -1th year of the reign, and to discharge her and her 
nuiini)ernors thereof if they find upon inspection of their rolls and 
memoranda and by taking inquisition, if necessary, that the corn etc. were 
taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of John Mautravers and 
deli\ered to Margaret, were the earl's own goods on the said 11 March and 
pertained to Margaret and her co-executors ; as the king ordered the sheritYs 
of Rutland, Leicester, Surrey, Gloucester, Southampton and Somei-sot 
severally to cause all the corn etc. in the earl's manors of Rihale. co. 
Ruthind, Casteldonyngton, co. Leicester, AVockyng with its members lloko, 
Sutton and Pirbright, co. Surrey, Lichelad, liardesle and Musardere, co. 
Gloucester, IJedhampton, co. Southampton, and Somerton, Kyngosbury and 
Cannnel, co. Sonu>rset, to be appraised and delivered to Margaret by a security 
[as in this Calnular, 5 Ktlnard III, fnuje 205], and substHjuently the king, 
learning from Margaret that all the goods, etc. so delivered to her wert> tho 
earl's own goods, yet the treasurer ami barons have caused the prioo of 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



141 



1339. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Juno 15. 

Berkhamp- 

steacl. 



June IG. 

Berkharnp- 
Btead. 



Meiiihranc 37 — r<»tt. 

the same to be exacted of her, ordered them to supersede the demand 
made upon her if they found this to be so after inspecting the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer and having taken an inquisition there- 
upon, if necessary, and now ]\Iargaret has informed the king tluit although 
all the corn, etc. which were in the manor of Bedhampton on the said 
14th day, and which were granted to John Mautravers after the earl's 
death, together with the manor, and which afterwards forfeited to the 
king and were delivered to her by the shcrifi' of Southampton for the 
execution of the earl's will, were delivered to her, yet the treasurer and 
barons distrain her for 24^. Os. 4J. at which the said goods were appraised 
by the sheriff, as if they ought to pertain to the king, whereupon she 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

The like to the same to discharge Margaret of 40^. 19s. 2(1. exacted of 
her for corn, etc. which were in the manor of Wockyng and its members 
Hoke, Sutton and Pirbright, co. Surrey, given to Geoffrey de Mortuo 
Mari and afterwards taken into the king's hands, appraised by the sheriff 
of Surrey at 40Z. 19s. 2d. and delivered to Margaret. 

To John de Norwico. Order to pay to John de Monte Gomery the 
arrears of 201. for Easter term in the 12th year of the reign, of the ferm 
due to the king of the manors of Dalham and Bredefeld, co. Suftblk, as on 
13 March last the king granted to him lOOZ. for life, to wit GOl. yearly at 
the exchequer, until he should be provided with GOl. of land or rent for life 
and 40^. of the yearly ferm of iOl. due from the said manors. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Guy de Briane, by the sheriff of Devon, for rendering his 
account for the stewardship and custody of the castle and town of Haverford 
and of the king's lands pertaining thereto, which on 4 January in the 4th 
year of the reign the king committed Guy de Bryan his son, the king's 
yeoman, to hold during pleasure answering for the issues thereof and 
receiving the customary wages and fees, as Guy the father has now shown 
the king, that although the stewardship and custody were committed to 
the son, yet the sheriff distrains the father to render the account, by 
reason of the identity of name, and by inspection of the chancery rolls it 
appears that the stewardship and custody were committed to the son, and 
the king has learned from trustworthy testimony that the father, who 
is now distrained, was in the order of kniglithood 20 years ago and that 
he never intermeddled witli the aforesaid stewardship and custody. 

To TI. bishop of Lincoln or to his vicar general, in his absence. Notifica- 
tion that he may act in his ofhce in tlie matter of admitting a parson to the 
church of Stowe near Northampton in that diocese, which is void, 
concerning the advowson whereof a dispute was moved in the king's court 
between Alice late the wife of Warin de Insula and Gerard de Insula, 
knight, although the king forbad him to admit a parson while the matter 
was under discussion in tlie court, because Gerard has admitted in cliancery 
that the right of presentation does not pertain to him for this turn. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to deliver to Jolm de Norwico, 
who is about to set out with men at arms and others, and 70 horses to parts 
beyond the sea in the king's service, as many ships in that port at his cost 
as shall be necessary for their passage and that of the victuals to be taken 
with thern, of ships which are not prepared and arrested to scit out to sea 
with tlie king's fleet. By the keeper. 



142 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Juno 14. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 

June 16. 

Berkhanip- 
steail. 



June IG. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

June 16. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewod 
forest to be olect(Ml in phxce of Robert de Hull of Clipston, deceased. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Margaret, late the wife of John de Ros, tenant in chief, upon her taking 
oath not to marry without the king's licence, in the presence of William 
de Ros, John's brother and heir, if he choose to attend the following 
lands which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, to wit ; a third part 
of the manor of Wadton, co. Norfolk, a third part of a messuage, 16 
cottages, 52 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and of a windmill in the 
towns of Boston, Wyberton and Skyrebek, co. Lincoln, a third part of a 
messuage, 14 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and of a salt pit in 
Donyngton in the same county, a third part of the manor of Weston near 
Otteleye, co. York, a third part of certain tenements in Bayldon in the same 
county and a third part of the manor of Warsop, co. Notyngham. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
jNIargaret the said tenements in Weston near Otteleye, Baildon and Warsop. 

To Richard de la Pole, late the king's butler. Order to pay to R. bishop 
of Chichester, the late chancellor, the arrears of his fee of wine which he 
ought to receive by reason of his office, until 6 July last, on which day R. 
bishop of London undertook that office, as the king appointed the bishop of 
Chichester, his chancellor, on 4 March in the 11th year of the reign. 

To Michael Mynyot, late the king's butler. Order to pay to the same 
bishop the arrears of his fee from until the said 6th July, for the time 
when Michael was butler. 



June 19. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to cause 100 tuns of the 
king's wine to be laded in ships in the port of London and sent to the 
king to parts beyond the sea, without delay, for the expenses of the house- 
hold. By C. 



MEMBEAXE 3G. 

June 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 

Beikhamp- John de Bolyngbroke, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, what they shall find 
stead. iiijn to have paid to William Doget and Thomas his fellow, the king's 
yeomen, and to John do Norff[olk], the king's falconers, whom the king sent to 
stay for some time in co. Lincoln with throe gentle falcons, in accordance 
with the king's order to the sheriff" of Lincoln to pay William 12(/. a day 
for his wages. Id. for tlie puture of a gentle falcon, ^(/. for the puturo of a 
greyhound, and 12(/. a day to Thomas for his wages, and L/. for the puiuro of 
a gentle falcon, and 9'/. a day to John for his wages, and Id. for the puture 
of a gentle falcon, and Jolm paid 0/. 19.s-. lid. to William, Thomas lUid 
John for their wages and the puturo of the falcons and of a greyhound in 
William's custody, as may appear, he says, by an indenture in liis possession 
made between them and himself. 



June 3. 

Beikhamp 
Htead. 



To the same. Like order of allowance for John for 16/. 18s. id. if they 
find him to have paid that sum to William Frauuk, in aocon.lanoo wiil^ 
the king's grant to him of 50 nuirks yearly for life. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



143 



1339. 

June 5. 

Berkhainp- 
stead. 



June 3. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



June 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 15. 

Berkharnp- 

stead. 



Mcmhranr J-56 — cont. 

To the Scame. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find 
him to have paid to Gerard, the king's fletcher staying in Somerton castle, 
for his wages of 8(/. daily, and for fuel (forali) for the king's works, 
as John paid 121. IGd. to Gerard for his wages and 20.s. for the fuel, 
as may fully appear, he says, by parts of indentures in his possession made 
between Gerard and himself. 

To the same. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find 
him to have paid to Philip de Wyndesore, whom the king directed to stay 
in CO. Lincoln with four greyhounds, for his wages and the puture of the 
greyhounds, as John paid 14s. 4d!. to Philip for this, as may appear, he 
says, by an indenture in his possession made between Philip and himself. 

To the same. Whereas the king ordered Thomas de Foxle, constable of 
Wyndesore castle, to place ten men at arms and twenty archers in the 
castle for its safe custody, and ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay 
reasonable wages to the men for the time they should remain there, and 
now the king has learned from Thomas that although the men have 
remained in the castle from 18 August last, yet no payment or satisfaction 
has been made to them hitherto, wherefore the men intend to depart from 
the castle, the king orders the treasurer and barons to view the said orders, 
and after taking information upon the stay of the men in the castle and 
accounting with Thomas for the wages of these men, to cause allowance to 
be made to Thomas in the debts which he owes at the exchequer, for what 
they shall find to be in arrear to the said men for their wages. 

To the same. Order to allow to Michael Mynyot, late the king's 
butler, 192 tuns of wine, as the king lately caused a certain 
number of tuns of wine to be purveyed by him at Southampton, and 
part to be laded in ships there to be taken to the king to parts 
beyond the sea ; and afterwards at his suit showing that a quantity of 
the wine had been plundered and consuined by alien enemies who 
invaded the town and stayed some time there and that part of the 
wine remained after the departure of the enemies, and was carried 
away by the men of the town, the king appointed Edmund de la Beche, 
the abbot of King's Beaulieu, and Robert Daundele to take an inquisi- 
tion on the matter by men of co. Southampton, and by the inquisition 
taken by Edmund and Robert it is found that on Monday after 
Michaelmas last Michael had 194 tuns of red wine at that town, pur- 
veyed for the king's use by Peter Pageham, supplying his place, where- 
of 152 tuns were loaded in a ship called ' la Nicholas ' of Great 
Yarmouth, to be taken to the king, and that 42 tuns were in divers 
houses of the town and that the said wine was plundc^rcd by the king's 
enemies who invaded the town on that day and burned it on the 
following Tuesday, except two tuns of the wine, which remained in 
the town after their departure and came into the hands of Robert 
Rypon, Peter's serjeant ; and now Michael has besought the king to 
order the lost tuns to be allowed to him. By C. 



To the collectors 
pcnnit John, archbi 
ter, his brother, to 
their attorneys, and 
without paying the 
besought the king 
for a long time in 
great expenses. 

Vacated because it 



of customs in the port of Sandwich. Order to 
shop of Canterbury and Robert bishop of Chiches- 
lade 100 sacks of their own wool in that port by 

take it to the archbishop in parts beyond the sea, 
custom and subsidy thereon, as the archbishop has 

to permit him to do this, as ho has been staying 

the king's service in the said parts, and incurs 

l3yC. 
uas Hurrendered and is otherwise below. 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Juno 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead . 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Mciiibrajw 36 — cont. 

To John do Wodohous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay to Robert 
de Stretford, bishop of Chichester or to his attorney, -121. 9s. 2(1. of 
142^ 9.S. 2(1. in arrear to him, as with the advice and assent of the 
council the king ordained that the great seal should be delivered to 
Robert, then archdeacon of Canterbury, on Monday, 24 March, in the 
11th year of the reign, and granted him 500/. yearly of the issues of the 
hanaper, in aid of his expenses as chancellor, beyond the customary fees, 
and if the said issues were not sufficient then the chancellor should 
receive what was lacking at the exchequer, and the king ordered the 
keeper to pay the said 501. yearly from the said 21 March ; and on the 
6 July last Robert discharged himself of the office and delivered the 
great seal to the king at Walton and besought the king to order 142Z. 
9s. 2d. in arrear of the said 5001. to be paid to him. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay the remaining 100/. 
to the bishop. By C. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and he has another writ to the collectors 
of customs in the port of Chichester fur 1001. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the merchants of 
the society of the Bardi 501., if they have paid that sum at the request of 
the council to John Bussyns, merchant of Plesence in Lombardy for the 
price of the rigging and tackle of his ship called ' la Seinte 2Iarie' of Port 
in Portugal, which were taken from him for the king's use for supplying a 
galley of the king of Wynchelse by the mayor and bailifls of Wynchelse 
and others, and because the tackle and rigging and the damages caused by 
their seizure were extended at 50Z., the king ordered the treasurer and 
chamberlains to pay John 501., charging the mayor, bailiffs and others 
therewith. By C. 

To the mayor, bailifls and steward of Bristol. Thomas Tropyn and John 
de Lym, collectors of the king's wool in that town, have besought the king 
to order 6/. 10s. 3d. to be allowed to them in their account, as they 
hired certain houses in the town for the wool which they collected from 
20 August last until 29 March following, for that sum ; and on the 
supplication being shown before the council it seemed that the king ought 
not to hire houses for his wool nor pay money for hire for so short a time, 
wherefore it is ordained by the council that if such money was paid or 
if the collectors bound themselves to pay it, that money shall be levied 
of the community of the town and delivered to the collectoi-s; the king 
therefore orders the mayor and others to cause the said sum to be 
assessed on the men of that town and levied of them, and to discharge 
the collectors of that sum. By C. 



MKMBRANK 35 



Feb. 13. 

Beikhamp- 

Btead. 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-foils in the jwrt 
of London. Order to permit John de Portenar[iis], Andrew do Porte- 
nar[iis], Bartholomew do Portenar[ii3| and PigoUus do Portouar[iis] to lado 
891 sacks of wool in that port of 09 1 sacks which the king granted that 
thoy should take, and take thoui to the staple at Andeworp, without t^>ayiug 
custom and subsidy thereon, allowing the custom and subsidy in part satis- 
faction of 2,072/. 10s. ; as tho king is bound to thorn in 8,072/. \0s. which 



13 EDWARD ITL— Part 2. 



145 



1339. 



June 15. 

Beikhamp 

stead . 



June 10. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



June 6. 

Beikhaiiip- 
stead. 



June 10. 

Hcrkharnp- 
stead. 



Memhrane 35 — cnnt. 

he received from them on loan for his affairs, and he granted that 2,072/. 
10s. should be allowed to them on G91 sacks of their own wool which 
they should take as aforesaid, to wit, GOs. a sack for the custom and subsidy 
and that a competent assignment should be made to them for the residue. 

Byp.s. [11509.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an 
assignment to the merchants of the remaining 6,000/., charging Master 
Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, with the entire sum. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the port of London. Order to permit John archbishop of Canterbury 
to lade 60 sacks of wool in that port by his attorneys and take them to 
himself to parts beyond the sea where he has been staying for a long while 
in the king's service, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him and Robert, bishop of Chichester, 
to take 110 sacks, the archbishop 60 sacks and the bishop 20 sacks in the 
port of London and the bishop 30 sacks in the port of Chichester. 

The like to the following : — 

The same collectors for the bishop for 20 sacks. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Chichester for the bishop 
for 30 sacks. 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Cornwall. Order not to distrain Alice Ive, kinswoman and heir of John de 
Forneux, tenant in chief of the late king, whom William Grede married, 
and not to intermeddle further with the lands which John held in chief, 
restoring the issues thereof to Alice, as because she proved her age before 
the escheator, the king took William's fealty for all the said lands and 
rendered those lands to them, giving William respite until Michaelmas 
following for his homage due by reason of the offspring of himself and 
Alice ; and William is now dead and Alice is distrained by the escheator to 
render homage and fealty, and the king has taken her fealty and given her 
respite for her homage until his return to England. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
wheat, beans, .peas and oats which belonged to Thomas late bishop of 
Worcester and which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
debts in which he was bound to the king, to be threshed without delay and 
taken to Bristol to be laded there by the view and testimony of William de 
Radenore, whom the king deputed to take them to Gascony, and delivered 
to him by indenture, and to pay the costs of threshing and carriage and the 
freightage of the ships ; because the king has ordained that divers kinds of 
victuals shall be sent with speed to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the main- 
tenance of the lieges there. By the keeper and C. 

Writ (te intmdendo to the sheriff of Worcester. By the keeper and C. 

To William de Radenore. Order to receive the said corn from William 
Trussel by indenture and cause it to be taken to Gascony. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Salop and the other receivers of the king's wool in that 
county. Order to cause all the wool of the increment beyond the quantity 
which the king ordained to Ik; levied in that county to be taken to the port 
of Jiristol and delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs tiiere, to 
bo ladod by them in ships and delivered to William do Radenore and to the 



W,:',\ 



140 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



June 10. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp 
stead. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp 
utond. 



Membrane 85 — cont. 

attorney of Anthony Bache, in part satisfaction of 500 or 400 sacks which 
the king ordained to be taken by them to Gascony for his aft'airs. The king 
has ordered the collectors to receive the wool and deliver it to William and 
the attorney. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the sherill" of Hereford and the other receivers of the king's 
wool in that county. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to receive the 
said wool from the sheriffs and receivers in cos. Salop and Hereford and 
deliver it to William and the attorney as aforesaid, so that the wool shall 
not exceed the sum of 400 sacks. By p.s. 



To William de Radenore and the attorney of Anthony Bache. 
receive the wool from the collectors and take it to the said parts. 



Order to 



To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver to Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, 
or to Anthony Bache, his attorney, 45 sacks 48 cloves of the king's wool, 
to wit : 7 sacks of co. Oxford, 14 sacks 20 cloves of co. Gloucester, 8 sacks 
20 cloves of CO. Berks, 7 sacks 18 cloves of co. Dorset, 1 sack 48 cloves of 
CO. Bedford, G sacks 46 cloves of co. Huntingdon, by indenture, in part 
satisfaction of 900 sacks, which the king granted that Nicholas should 
take from the ports of London and Southampton, paying 40*-. a sack for 
the customs and subsidy ; and to permit Anthony to take the 45 sacks 48 
cloves to Lombardy without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, the 
king wishing Nicholas to have allowance of the custom and subsidy on each 
of the sacks in part satisfaction of the sums in which the king is bound to 
him ; as the king ordered the collectors of customs in the ports of London 
and Southampton to deliver each 500 sacks to Nicholas or Anthony, and 
afterwards because Nicholas surrendered the writs to chancery to be can- 
celled the king ordered the receivers of wool in co. Northumberland to 
deliver 90 sacks, in part satisfaction of the 900 sacks and the abbot of 
Abyndon 40 sacks, and the collectors GO sacks of the increment of wool in 
COS. Oxford and Berks to Nicholas or Anthony in full satisfaction of 100 
sacks of the said 1,000 sacks. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with John Crabbe, whom the king lately sent with 100 
archers with the fleet of the admiralty from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north, for the defence of the realm, for his wages and those of 
the archers while they were in that service, and to pay him what they shall 
find to be due to him. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Ortlor 
to permit Thomas de Beruwyk, William do Kelsterne and Thomas de Manby. 
the king's merchants, to lade 5 10 sacks of wool in that port and take them 
to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy theroou. 
in accordance with the king's grant, because they paid 1080/. for the 
custom and subsidy to \\'illiam de la Polo, the king's nunx'hant, for the 
king's affairs in parts beyond the soa. By p.s. 1 1 IS 14. j 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to the said merehants at their 
cost, or to their attorney, livi' of the ships which are not orilained for tho 
king'ssorvico, with the mariners necessary for the double equipmont thort>o£ 

Til ^ 1i<*ii 1 l^it 'i. 



for tho safe conduct of tho wool. 



By the stuuo writ. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



147 



1339. 

June 23. 

Berkharap- 
stead. 



June 6. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 21. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Juno 16. 

Borkbamp- 
Btead. 



MEMBEANE 34. 

To William de Walyngford, the king's clerk. Order upon sight of 
these presents to cause all the victuals purveyed by him to be taken to the 
sea ports ordained for this, to be there within five days after the receipt of 
these presents, knowing that the king is angered because the sending of 
those victuals is so much delayed. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to repair the defects in granges, 
stables for the king's horses and foals and a place called ' Punfald ' in 
Odyham park, to be repaired by the view and testimony of William Trussel, 
constable of the king's said [sic) castle, or of him who supplies his place, 
up to the sum of 30-s. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the king's 
hand to be amoved from the lands of the prior of Langebenyngton in co. 
Nottingham, and to supersede the demand made upon the prior for the 
issue of those lands, as at the prior's suit the king ordered James de 
Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotleye, appointed to seize the possessions of 
aliens in co. Lincoln, to restore the priory and its possessions to the prior 
[as in this Calendar, 12 Edaard III, pa^je 171] , and now the prior has 
informed the king that the treasurer and barons intend to charge him with 
the issues of certain lands in co. Nottingham, taken into the king's hands 
by Stephen le Eyre, appointed to take the possessions of aliens in that 
county, from the time of the taking of the same, whereupon the prior 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the same. Order to allow 210Z. to John de Preston and Richard de 
Leyham, collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich, if they find them to 
have paid 200^ to Thomas de Drayton, sometime admiral of the fleet from 
the mouth of the Thames towards the North, and \0l. for the cost of 
carriage of certain of the king's wool to the parts of Andewerp, in 
accordance with the order of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton by 
letters under his seal and those of Thomas de Ferrariis and John deMolyns, 
directing the collectors so to spend lOOZ. of the llOL received from the 
king's wool of co. Suffolk, and lOOZ. which they received of the customs 
and subsidy on 50 sacks of the wool of Nigel Tebaud, John Heved and 
Geoffrey de Neweton, for the wages of the mariners of the fleet, by the view 
and testimony of William de Kyngeston, the king's clerk. 

To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales. Order to assign to Agnes 
late the wife of John Laundrey, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, reasonable dower from her 
husband's lands, in the presence of Isabella Laundrey, John's daughter and 
heir, if she choose to attend. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to John de 
Fcriby, the king's clerk, 2s. a day for his wages, from 14 August last, when 
he set out to cos. Nottingham and Derby to control the sum of wool 
received for the king's use there by Robert Stuffyn and Roger de Bothale in 
CO. Nottingham, and by Roger de Glapwell and John de Oxon[ia] late 
sheriff of Derby, in co. Derby, and for the cost of packing and carrying 
until 26 November. 

To John Potyt, late sheriff" of Cornwall. Order to pay to John de Pytte, 
the king's clerk, appointed to control the sum of wool collected in co. 
Cornwall and the cost of the packing and carrying thereof, il. for his wages 
for 40 days spent in that service at ^s. a day ; as the king ordered the 



148 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Juno 14. 

Berkhami)- 

stead. 



June 14. 

Berkhamp - 
stead. 



June 20. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 14. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Afenihrane 34 — cant. 

sheriff of Cornwall to pay him such wapfos, antl because the said clerk could 
not obtain those wages from the sheriff, he surrendered the writ to chancery 
to be cancelled, beseeching the king to order such wages to be paid to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Alan 
atte Mount and John Martyn, appointed to receive the king's wool levied 
in CO. Middlesex and brought to the port of London, for what they shall 
be found to have expended on canvas and on the packing of the wool 
and for the weighing of the same, as the collectors of customs in that port, 
to whom they delivered the wool, refuse to pay for the same and notwith- 
standing that Alan and John received no money for the wool and paid that 
sum without any warrant. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Northumberland of the triennial 
tenth and fifteenth granted by the community of the realm. William 
archbishop of York has shown the king that whereas he holds the liberty 
of Hextildesham and has royal rights therein as his predecessors have from 
time out of mind, without the king or his predecessors or their ministers 
intermeddling therein, except in default of the archbishop, and although 
the archbishops were wont to assess tenths and fifteenths and other quotas 
on the men of the liberty by their own bailiffs and ministers, and deliver 
the money when levied to the collectors appointed to levy the same in co. 
Northumberland, so that taxers and collectors never entered the liberty, yet 
these taxers and collectors intend to do so, to assess the men there afresh, 
wherefore the archbishop has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the 
king therefore orders the collectors to permit the archbishop to assess and 
collect the tenth and fifteenth by his own ministers, and to receive the 
money when collected from the archbishop or his bailiffs. 

Brother Hugh Michel, master of the hospital of Burton St Lazarus, 
imprisoned at Okham castle for trespass of vert and venison in the forest 
of Rutland, has the king's writ to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of 
the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest 
of Rutland, to bail him until the next eyre. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Whereas in the plea pending before the king 
between him and Griffin de Caunteton, archdeacon of Kermerdyn for 22 
acres of land called 'le Ercedekneslondo,' in Kermerdyn, which Griffin 
claims as the right of his archdeaconry and which Meroducus ap Gorwared, 
sometime archdeacon there, demised to Owyn ap Griffith then archdeacon 
of Cardygan for a term of fifteen years, which came into the hands of 
Edward I by Owyn's forfeiture, process is so far taken that Adam de 
Fyncham, who lately followed for the king in the matter, and Gritfin have 
placed themselves in inquisition of the country before the king, which 
inquisition was long delayed ; and although it is agreed by the common 
council of the realm, that inquisitions and jurats in pleas of land not of 
great examination shall be taken in the county before a justice of the spot 
where the plea is moved, a lawful knight or other being associated with 
him, and that inquisitions requiring great examination shall be taken 
before two justices in the aforesaid form, yet the justices have hitherto 
delayed to take the inquisition in that plea by writ of nisi i>rius, because 
the plea touches the king, whereupon Griffin ha.^ besought the king to 
supply a remedy; the king therefore orders the justices to cause the 
inquisition to be taken before anyone of them in the county by writ of 
nisi priici and further to procet'd to the final discussion i>f the st^mo, 
notwithstanding that the plea toucht>s the king. liy C\ 



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149 



1339. 

June 10. 

Berkhanip- 
stead. 



June 20. 

Berkh.amp- 

steacl. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



Juno 15. 

Berkharnp 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 33. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Bartholomew de Barde, 
Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to 
their attorneys all the money of the issues of the stampage of tin and the 
issues of the county, in accordance with the king's grant to them of those 
issues until they should be satisfied for 7,200^. which they paid at the 
king's request to Queen Isabella ; and James Hamclyn, sometime sheriff of 
the county, paid 1,631Z. lO.s. 4.d., and John Petit afterwards sheriff' there 
paid 2,160Z. 5s. 8(1. of those issues by virtue of the king's order, as is found 
by their certificate sent into chancery, and the king wishes to satisfy the 
merchants for the residue. By C. 

To the sheriff' of Dorset. Order to cause all the wool received by him 
and the other receivers in that county to be taken to the port of London 
with all possible speed on or before the quinzaine of Midsummer next, to 
be delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there, whom the king 
has ordered to receive the wool and keep it safely. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and 
wool-fells in the port of London. By C. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk and the bailiffs of Orford. Order to sell 14-| 
tuns of wine, which were laded in a ship of those parts with other wine 
and victuals, to be taken to the king to parts beyond the sea, which ship 
perished and the wine was saved and is in the custody of the bailiff's, and 
to answer to the king for the money thereof before the quinzaine of 
Midsummer next, as the king lately ordered the bailiffs to do this and they 
have not hitherto done so. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Nicholas de Stratton, citizen and corder 
of London, has shown the king that whereas he impleads before the 
justices John de Cailly, late sheriff of Suffolk, for a debt of 200 marks, and 
the justices wishing John to be quit of all suits, because he exhibited 
letters patent dated 22 March to last until Michaelmas containing that he 
was taken into the king's protection as he was about to set out to the 
north in the king's service in the company of Robert de Morle, admiral of 
the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, delayed to 
proceed in that suit, whereupon Nicholas has besought the king to supply a 
remedy, and because Robert and those witli him have returned, as the king 
is informed, and especially since John departed from the king's service and 
is staying in his own parts, as is said, the king orders the justices to 
proceed in the plea and to render justice, notwithstanding the letters 
to John. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Constantine de Mortuo Mari, William do Calthorp, John de 
Holveston and Robert Curzon, collectors and purveyors of wool in co. 
Norfolk, for what they shall be found to have expended for canvas for sack- 
ing that wool and for folding and cleaning the same and for the wages of 
the men who packed the wool and for the carriage of the wool to the ports 
from which it was sent, and other expenses touching the same, as Robert 
de Causton, sheriff of Norfolk, has certified that ho has not paid any money 
for this to them. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade in 
that port what remains to be laded of 750 sacks of wool, of the 7,000 sacks 
which the king granted that they should take to parts beyond the sea, to 
be taken to the staple at Andewerp witijout paying the custom and subsidy 



150 



CALENDAli OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1339. 



June 20. 

Bcrkhamp- 
Btead. 



June 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



Juno 20. 

Bcrkhamp- 

btead. 



Membrane 88 — cent. 

due thereon, as the king has learned that the attorney of William de la 
Pole, to whom on 25 January last the king granted all the customs and 
subsidies in that port, has refused the half of the cokct seal in his custody 
unless the custom and subsidy are paid to William. If the attorney still 
refuses the collectors are to take the letters of coket under the other half 
of the seal for a sufficient warranty. By C. 

The like to the following : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 700 sacks of the 
Bardi and 150 sacks of the Peruzzi. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne for 
270 sacks of the Bardi and 80 sacks of the Peruzzi. By C. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury or to his vicar general in his absence. 
The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, has besought the king to dis- 
charge him at present of his wool according to the grant of wool made by 
the clergy, as he is staying with his power upon the custody of the mari- 
time land in co. Kent, incurring great expenses, and he has paid the 
triennial tenth granted by the clergy for the second year at the term of 
anticipation, and is ready to pay the tenth for the third year and the tenth 
granted in convocation by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, and he 
has not sufficient wool for the subsidy of wool granted by the clergy ; the 
king therefore orders the archbishop or his vicar to direct the collectors of 
such wool in that diocese to supersede, at present, the exaction made on 
the abbot for such wool, if he has paid the one tenth and is ready to pay 
the others. By C. 

The like to E. bishop of London for the same abbot. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction made on the abbot for such wool by the sheriff of Kent. By C. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle. 
Order to retain in that castle from the quiuzaiue of Trinity to the gule of 
August, for its safe custody, twenty men at arms, forty armed men and 
forty archers at the following wages, each man at arms 12(i!. a day, each 
armed man 6(/. and each archer 3(/.; as the king ordered him previously so 
to retain those men from the month of Easter last until the said quinzaine. 

ByC, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to audit the said earl's account for the wages of those men and to 
pay him what they find to be due to him. By C. 



June 2G. 

Beikluimp- 

BteaJ. 



MEMBRANE 32. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of IToderseto, co. Norfolk, doliveriug the issues 
thereof to Alice late the wife of William de Beruak, because the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that at William's death, he 
and Alice held the numor jointly for themselves and the heirs of their 
bodies by a fine levied in the court of Edward I and that the manor is hold 
of John de Britannia, earl of Richemund in free soutage by fealty. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle farther with the manor of 
Besthorp called 'Plassies,' restoring the issues thereof, because the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that W illiaiu, at his death, 
held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that he held tho s»\id 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



151 



1339. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

manor for himself and the heirs of his body of the gift of Robert de 
Tatishale, and that the manor is held of Adam de Clifton by the service of 
a pair of gilt spurs at Midsummer, and that John dc Bernak, William's son, 
is his next heir and of full age. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of five 
knights' fees in Bargham, Bebynton, Gretham, Elmere and Totynton, co. 
Sussex, which William de Monte Forti holds, extended at 121. lOs'. yearly, 
a fourth part of a knight's fee in Chelgrave in the same county which 
Thomas Cheyld holds, extended at 20s. yearly, a fortieth part of a knight's 
fee in Grave in the same county which John de la Grave holds, extended 
at 10s. yearly, and a fourth part of a knight's fee in Bulsham in the same 
county which William de Bulsham holds, extended at 20s. yearly, restoring 
the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William de Bernak, knight, at his death, held the said parts 
of fees of the right and inheritance of Alice his wife. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which 
belonged to John de Wysham, which are held of the heir of Simon de 
Northwode, late a minor in the king's wardship and now of full age, by 
knight's service, if he held no other lands of the king as of the crown, 
because John de Wysham, his son and heir, has proved his age before the 
escheator. 



July 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Sutton of Warwick, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Grenefeld, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Henry de 
Carleton, the king's clerk, without delay the arrears of robes fitting his 
estate from 23 March in the 11th year of the reign, or the value of the 
same in accordance with the king's grant to him of such robes yearly for 
life, for his good service to the king and his father, to be received by the 
hands of the clerk of the great wardrobe, and the keeper of the wardrobe is 
now with the king in parts beyond the sea, wherefore the robes are in 
arrear to Henry from the said 23 March. 



June 29. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Richard Lovel, to whom the late king committed the 
custody of two parts of the lands which belonged to Nicholas de Moeles, 
tenant in chief, to hold until the heir should come of age, except the manor 
of Overton, co, Oxford, rendering the extent thereof yearly at the exchequer, 
for the said extent from 17 September in the 19th year of the late king's 
reign, on which day the said king ordered John Everard, then escheator in 
cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset to deliver to John de Moeles 
brother and heir of Roger de Moeles, brother and heir of Nicholas, all the 
lands of which Roger was seised [as in tins Calendar 19 Edward II, page 
402] : and at Richard's suit the king ordered the treasurer and barons to 
discharge him of the extent from the said day, and inform him if there was 
any reason why they should not do so, and they returned that they did not 
discharge him because the late king's order contained that he took John's 
homage and in the commission made to Richard the said king granted him 
the lands which belonged to Nicholas. 



152 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 
June 20. 

Berkhami)- 
stead. 



June 17. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 20. 

lierkhamp- 

stead. 



Xlemhrane 32 — cont. 

To the steward or keeper of the lands of Queen Isabella in Blakebumshire, 
CO. Lancaster. Order to permit Adam Nowell great grandson of Stephen 
de Merlay, whose heir he is, to receive all profits of cutting old and dry 
wood in Sapedon and Penilton Wode for burning and building in the 
manor of Great Merlay, with common chacc of all manner of wild animals 
in the commons and bounds of the manor, to wit in Sapcndenbrok 
and Rynyndenbrok, except the demesne hays, and to hunt without bow and 
arrows in the said hays at a horn's cast, and to take away the beasts taken 
there in the bounds and commons of Great Merlay, as the late king ordered 
William de Tatham to permit Adam to receive those profits [as in this 
Calendar 20 Eduard II, pai/e 601] ; and now the king has learned from 
Adam's plaint that although he was seised of the said profits, yet the 
steward hinders him from receiving them. • 



The like 'mutatis )»utandis 
and chace there. 



to Richard de Radeclif, keeper of the woods 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger 
de Wolsthorp and Henry de Tiddeswell appointed to receive the king's wool 
in CO. Lincoln, pack it and weigh it and have it taken to the port of Boston, 
the sums which they shall be found to have expended in the premises beyond 
what they have received from the sheriff, who returned that he delivered 
1,600^ ells of canvas to them, bought for ill. on. at 50s-. the hundred, for 
packing the wool and 12^ for divers houses at Lincoln for storing the wool 
and lO*-. for packing and other expenses. By C. 

To the same. Repetition of an order to discharge John de Warenna, 
earl of Surrey and the receivers of wool in co. Wilts of 200 sacks of wool, 
charging the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi with 61 
sacks 15 cloves of wool received by them from the earl [as at paije 61 
above] . By C. 



June 15. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



June 15. 

Bcrkhamp- 
stead. 



June 11. 
Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



MEMBRANE 31. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede the demand made on 
Anibaldus, cardinal bishop of Tusculum, prebendary of Coryngham with the 
chapel of Stowe in the cathedral church of Lincoln, in his prebend by 
reason of the tenth granted by the clergy for the 8th and 10th years of the 
reign, and also to discharge the collectors of that tenth in the diocese 
of Lincoln of the portion touching the cardhial by reason of that prebend, 
as the king has granted that the cardinal shall be quit of such tenths and 
aids by reason of his good offices in the Roman court. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit 
Banduchus Maskerell, merchant, to take 322 sacks of wool from that port to 
Andowerp allowing the custom and subsidy due thereon to him iu full pay- 
ment of 96G/. 2s. 8d. in which the king is bound to him [as in t/iis ( almdar 
12 Edward III, paye 608] . 

Vacated because on the Close Roll of the 12th i/ear in the third part. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future. Order to 
deliver to Eleanor, late the wife of James lo Botiller, oarl of Oremound. 
tenant in chief, the following castle manors and lands which the king ha;> 
assigned to her to hold in dower, according to the extents of the lands 
made in Ireland, which the king caused to come to chanceiy to England, 
to wit : the castle, and manor of Thurles with tho burgh ami other appur- 
tenances extended ut 119/. 12s. 1</. yearly ; the manor of .Vidmayl, extendoil 



13 EDWARD III.— Paut 2. 



153 



1339. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

at 201. 15s. Sd. yearly and a third part ol: certain lands in the manor of 
Nenagh, called 'le Feth,' 'les Okencdiis do Ermou,' Balmore and Killadermot, 
which are now wasted by war and are not extended and which were 
extended in time of peace : le Feth at 4 marks, les Okenediis at 201. 
and Balmore and Killadermot at 14 marks. She shall render yearly to 
the king, until the heir come of age, and then to the heir lll.s. 8'/. of the 
manor of Thurles or of the maner of Ardmail, which exceed her dower. 

To the same. Order to amove the king's hand from the castle and manor 
of Weyperons in Ireland, restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor, as she has 
shown the king by her suit that she and the earl jointly acquired the castle 
and manor of Stephen le Marreys, and were jointly seised thereof until the 
earl's death, when they were taken into the king's hand, and the king 
ordered the keeper of Ireland and the chancellor to amove the king's hand 
if they should find by inquisition or otherwise that this was so, which order 
has not been executed, and it is found by inquisition taken by Thomas 
Wogan, escheator in Ireland, that the earl and Eleanor acquired the 
premises as aforesaid. By C. 

Memorandum that upon examination of tha calendar of the earl's lands, 
before the chancellor, treasurer, justiciary and others of the council, the 
assignment of the said dower was made and Eleanor was protested and 
sought in chancery that dower should be saved to her of any lands which 
should be found afterwards of which the earl was seised, whereof she ought 
to be dowered and which are not contained in the inquisitions 7>ost mortem 
of the earl. 

To the treasurer and barons cf the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to give payment or an assignment of 10,000L to Bartholomew de 
Bard, Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
without exacting any certificate or letters of acquittance from those to whom 
the money is paid by those merchants, in accordance with the tenor of a 
previous order, as the king was bound to those merchants by his letters 
patent dated 26 January in the 11th year of the reign in that sum, which 
they undertook to pay for him and which the king promised to pay to them 
on the Midsummer following, and they paid the lO.OOOZ. to divers men by 
divers parcels by the order of the king and his council, by reason of the war 
between the king and Philip who styles himself king of France. The king 
wishes this to be secret and that no one be charged therewith. By C. 

June 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 

Bcrkhamp- William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 200^. for 
stead. Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400^. yearly 
of the issues of those customs. 

The like to the following : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 
irA. of 1501. 
The collectors in the port of Boston for 151. of 150^. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, 2 carucates of land, lOs. rent in Welde, a wind- 
mill called ' Berdon ' and the manor of Cludesden and the advowson of the 
church there, restoring the issues thereof, as John de Valoygnes was lately 
indicted for having feloniously broken the mill of the prior of Suthewyk at 
Dagesole in the hundred of Borton Hacy, and of hfi,ving stolen a grindstone 
price 10s. and li quarters of wheat found there of the price of 6s., and 
being convicted thereof before Bartholomew de Insula and his fellows. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



154 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1339. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



July 1. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Memhrane 81 — cont. 

justices of oyer and torminor in co. Southampton he was delivered to Adam 
bishop of Winchester as ordinary of the place, and by the bishop's certifi- 
cate it is found that John was delivered to him as a convicted clerk and 
died in his prison of Wolveseye, no purgation having been made ; and lately 
at the suit of John son and heir of John de Valoygnes beseeching the king 
to order the lands of his father to be delivered to him, the king ordered the 
escheator to cause an inquisition to be taken upon the matter, by which it 
is found that John the father held no lands in chief in co. Southampton, 
but that he held the said tenements in Welde of the bishop and the mill of 
the prior of Suthewyk, and the manor and advowson of Matthew son of 
Herbert by divers services, and that John his son is his next heir and aged 
twelve years and more. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Edmund 
de Duresme and his fellows, takers and purveyors of wool in co. Essex, 4 
sacks of wool or so much as they allowed to Robert de Bousser, if they find 
them to have allowed sacks to him in his portion of wool, in accordance 
with the king's order, because John Botetourt and William Buk, lately 
appointed in co. Essex to take wool granted in the last parliament at 
Westminster, certified to the king that they took 4 sacks from Eobert for 
the king's use and delivered them to William de la Marche, appointed to 
receive such wool and take it to sea ports. 

To the sheriff of Huntyngdon. Order to pay wages of 2s. a day to 
Master John de Sancto Albano, appointed to control the sum of wool 
received by the late sheriff and John de Wentlond and Robert de St)'^•ecle 
in that county and to pay the expenses of weighing, packing and carrying 
the wool, for the time when he was attendant upon the premises, as the 
king ordered the late sheriff to pay such wages to him, and afterwards the 
king ordered William Muchet, the sheriff" there, to inform the king upon the 
matter, and he returned that he had paid no money to John by virtue of the 
said order. 

The like to the sheriff of Cambridge for John. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to deliver 8 tuns of wine 
to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, or to his butler, for the 
expenses of the duke's household. By C. 



June 26. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 30. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the triennial tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the laity. Order to pay to Honry de Walmero, chaplain, 
Hugh Wynneferthyng and Bernard Tourcher the sums due to them for 
victuals bought of them by Geoftrey do Say, sometime admiral of the fieet 
of the Cinque Ports and of other ports from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west, or to pay it to John Arundell of Sandwich, who seeks it 
for them, as the king previously ordered them to do this as Geoffrey de Say, 
admiral of the fleet of the Cinque Ports and of other and places from the 
mouth of the Thames towards the west, which the king sent to soa for the 
defence of the realm against the invasions of aliens, bought divers victuals 
for the maintenance of himself and of other men in those ships, to wit, of 
Henry, 20 sheep price 80^., of Hugh, 20 sheep price 25s. and of l>oruard 
2 tuns of wine, price 60s., and they have not yet boon satisfieil for the price 
of those victuals, as Geoffrey has acknowledged in chancery, and now the 
king has learned that they have refused to do so because the uuuioy of the 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



155 



1339. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 25. 

Eerkhamp- 
stead. 



June 28. 

Bcrkharnp- 

Btcad. 



Membrane 30 — cent. 

tenth and fifteenth is assigned to the merchants of the society of the Bardi 
and assignments made to them are excepted in the order revoking all 
assignments made before this time ; and Peter Byne, one of the merchants 
of the society, has granted in chancery that the said payment shall be 
made. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
of the sums so paid to be made to the taxers and collectors in their 
account. By C. 

To A. bishop of Winchester. Order to deliver all wool collected by 
him in his diocese, according to the grant made in the parliament at 
Westminster in the 12th year of the reign, to the sheriff of Southampton 
and the other receivers of wool there, by indenture, without delay. The 
king has ordered the receivers to receive the wool and cause it to be taken 
to the port of London to be delivered to the collectors of customs there. 

ByC. 
The like, ' mutatis mutandis ' to the following bishops : 

The bishop of Bath and Wells to the sheriff' of Somerset and receivers 

there. 
The bishop of Worcester to the sheriff of Worcester and receivers 
there. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit William 
de la Pole, the king's merchant, to have all assignments made to him, and 
to revoke anything ordered to the prejudice of such assignments, as the 
king wishes those assignments to remain in force in consideration of 
William providing great sums of money for the king's affairs before these 
times and now and because he cannot provide the king with such subsidy 
if the assignments are not kept, although the king lately revoked all 
assignments except those made to the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi for the munition and defence of his castles and towns in 
Scotland. By C. 

To the same. Order to discharge the sheriff of Lincoln, Roger de 
Wollesthorp and Henry de Tyddeswell appointed to receive the king's wool 
in CO. Lincoln, of 47 sacks 5^ stones 3 quarters of wool if they find that 
Adam de Lymbergh, Reginald de Donyngton, Robert de Sylkeston and 
Hugh de Edelyngton, appointed to supervise the assessment of wool there, 
to wit for every 20.s. of the fifteenth, 10 stones or cloves of wool at 14 
pounds the stone, allowed to divers men of the county 33 sacks, 10 stones 
5J pounds of wool and have not yet levied the 47 sacks 5 stones 2^ pounds 
and delivered them to the receivers, as the treasurer and barons intend to 
charge the sheriff and others with the entire sum, whereupon they have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bishop's Lynn. Order to 
pay to John do Burton, whom Thomas de Baddeby, the king's clerk, 
appointed to receive certain wool in England and take it to the king, has 
deputed in his place, 20«. upon his expenses. By C. 

To William de Walyngford, the king's clerk. Order to supersede the 
taking of the victuals purveyed by the prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England, for the maintenance of himself and thirty men 
at arms, armed men and archers staying at Southampton, at the request of 
the king and council, for the safe custody of the town and adjacent parts 
against the attacks of hostile aliens, as the king has learned that William's 



15fi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Membrane 80 — cont. 

ministers propose to take the corn and other victuals so provided, by reason 
of their commission to talic victuals for the king's use, wherefore the prior 
has besought the king to order the taking of the victuals to bo superseded, 
or to release him from the aforesaid charge. By C. 



June 10. 
Berkhamp 

stead. 



Junel. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



To the chamberlain of South Wales. Order to pay to William Lyrissh, 
who has long served the king, the arrears of 2'/. daily granted to him by 
the king for his maintenance, during pleasure, and to pay that sum hence- 
forth, in accordance with a former order which he has delayed to obey, 

ByC. 



although William sues before him for that sum 



To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Gloucester. Order to cause 
all the wool collected in that county to be taken to the port of Bristol and 
delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there according to the 
tenor of several previous orders. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north. Order to deliver to John de Norwico, who is about to 
set out with men at arms and others and seventy horses to parts beyond 
the sea in the king's service, as many ships in that port or in cos. Norfolk 
and Suffolk as are necessary for his passage and that of the necessary 
victuals, and which are not made ready and arrested to set out with the 
ileet in the king's service, at his expense, as the king ordered the bailiffs 
of Great Yarmouth to deliver such ships to him, at his expense, and they 
have not yet done so. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 



July 1. 

Berkhamp - 

stead. 



June 29. 

Berkhamp- 
btead. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Thomas Ughtred, keeper of the town of St. John of 
Perth in Scotland, or with John de Gerwardeby his attorney, for Thomas's 
wages and those of the men at arms retained in garrison there from 19 
June in the 12th year of the reign until 4th August following, and of the 
hobelers and archers retained from the last day of May till 4 August and 
the wages of the same from -1 August until Easter last, and the wages of a 
fletcher, carpenters, smiths and other workmen retained in the town for 
divers works for its safe custody, and for other costs incurred by him on 
those works from 19 June till Easter and for the freightage of ships for 
taking victuals and other things for the munition of the town, and for the 
wages of the mariners in a galley and a barge of war retained for the 
defence of the town, and for his expenses thereupon ; and to pay to 
Thomas what they find to be due to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
appointed Robert de Ilagham, Edmund de Durosme, Henry Gornet, Roger 
Belche and William Spileman to supervise all wool and money received in 
CO. Essex and to take what was lacking of the wool of the sum duo from 
the county in accordance with the ordinance made at Northampton, and 
although they took wool from divers men of the county to supply what was 
lacking, and satislied the men from whom it Avas taken, according to the 
price in that county, and answered for the wool to the king, yet the 
treasurer and barons refused to allow that money to them, whereupon they 
besought the king to provide a remedy; the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause such allowance to be made to thorn providevl 
they answer for the entire sum of wool of that county. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2, 



157 



1339. 

July 1. 

Bevkhamp- 

stead. 



July 3. 

Eerkhamp- 

stead. 

July 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 9. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 7. 
Berkhaiini- 

st<»ad. 

July G. 

BerkhaiTip- 

Btead. 



July 8. 

iJtrkharnp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 29. 

To the sheriff of Rutland and the other receivers of the king's wool in 
that county. Order to cause 3 sacks 11 stones -Ij pounds of the wool to 
he taken with all speed to the port of Boston to be delivered by indenture 
to the collectors of customs there, whom the king has ordered to receive it 
and keep it for his use. By C. 



Mandate in pursuance to the collectors. 



ByC. 



To the same. Order to deliver the 8 sacks 11 stones 4 pounds of wool 
received by them from the receivers in co. Rutland, to William de la Pole, 
the king's merchant, or to his attorney, if he be not yet satisfied for 102 sacks 
7 stones assigned to him in that port of 2,418 sacks 10 stones assigned to 
him, in part satisfaction of 2,900 sacks of the king's wool which the king 
granted that he should take to parts beyond the sea to sell there and make 
certain payments therewith. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
said receivers and collectors of the said 3 sacks 11 stones 4 pounds of wool, 
if Robert de Denton, William's attorney, acknowledges before them that he 
has received that wool. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Order to cause 140 
sacks of wool which the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and 
Pcruzzi agreed to lend to the king, of his own wool assigned to them, and 
which the king ordered to be sent to him to parts beyond the sea with 
all other wool in that port, in the company of John de Thorp and Anthony 
Bache, who were about to go there speedily, to be laded and delivered by 
indenture together with all the other wool in that port to John de Burton, 
attorney of Thomas de Baddeby, the king's clerk, whom the king appointed 
to take the wool to him, to be taken under safe conduct to the port of 
Great Yarmouth and thence to the king as aforesaid. By C. 

Order to Thomas de Baddeby or to John de Burton, supplying his place 
in the port of Lenn, to be attendant upon John dc Thorp and Anthony in 
the premises. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Thomas I'ghtred, keeper of the tower of St. John of 
Perth in Scotland, or with John de Gerwardby, his attorney, for the wages 
of Thomas and the men with him from 4 August last until Easter following, 
according to the number contained in an indenture made between him and 
Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, and for like wages from the 
last day of May in the 12th year of the reign until 4 August, allowini>- him 
4.'?. a day for his wages, for each knight 2.s., for the other men at arms 12^/., 
for the mounted hobelers 6f/., and those on foot iil., for the mounted 
archers 4<l., and those on foot 3'/. daily, and to pay Thomas what they shall 
find to be due to him. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to receive all bills of assignment under the 'coket ' 
seal delivered to thein by Anthony Bache, the king's merchant, if he wishes 
to lend money to the king, delivering to him payment or assignment of 
100 marks of tlie sums contained in those bills for every 100/. which ho 
has 30 lent, in accordance with an agreement made between the council 
and him, so that the sums are of the king's own debts or two parts 
bis own and a third part of the late king. By the keeper and C. 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 

June 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 6. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



Juno 24. 
Berkhamp- 
stead. 



July G. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

July 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead 



July 15. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to R. 
bishop of London in the 2i50Z. in which the king is bound to him for 
his wool, granted in accordance with the ordinance made at Northampton, 
and delivered to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- 
fells in the port of London, the 50Z. which he is bound to pay to the 
king for the present Midsunimor term touching him of the triennial tenth 
lately granted by the clergy of the realm, of the second year. By C. 

To Thomas de Castro Goderici, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
pay to William Lirissh the arrears of %L daily, granted to him by the 
king, and to pay the same henceforth, as the king previously ordered him 
to do this, and he refused because the first order was not directed to him. 

ByC. 

To the merchants of the society of the Bardi. Request to pay to Francis 
Selvolyny of Seno, Lumbard Facio and Bartholo Bartholomey and 
their fellows, merchants of Sene, 246^ which they lent to the king on 29 
July in the 11th year of the reign, and no payment or other satisfaction 
has been made to them as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and 
chamberlains, and the king promised to pay them the said sum on Mid- 
summer last. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 216Z. to the merchants 
of the society of the Bardi, if they are found to have paid that sum to the 
merchants of Sene, by virtue of the preceding order. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
Adam Juweys of Southampton, merchant, to take 3 sacks of wool from that 
port to Bordeaux, having received iOs. a sack for the custom and subsidy, 
as the king ordered them to permit Adam to take 8 sacks of wool to the 
said parts [as af/w/zc 132 fliorc] , and now he has besought the king to 
grant that he may take the 8 sacks as aforesaid. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to deliver 
all the money received by them up to the Nativity of the Virgin next, to the 
treasurer and chamberlains for the kind's afi'airs and the defence of the 
realm. 



June 12. 
Berkhamp- 
stead. 



July 5. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 28. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Roger de Chaundos, keeper of the land of Morganno, for the wages of the 
men retained by him for the siege of Kcrfily castle in that land, up to the 
sum of 40^., and to cause allowance for what he paid to bo made to him in 
his account, as the late king, on 2 January in the 20th year of his reign, 
ordered Matthew do Crauthorn, receiver of the issues of that land, then 
in the king's hands, to deliver lOOZ. of those issues or of the king's treasure 
in Neeth castle to Roger for the wages of the said men, and Roger has 
besought the king to order 40/. to be allowed to him, as ho paid that sum 
to the said men, and 40/. are exacted of him for the king's use, as is said. 

By 0. 

To Giles do Bello Campo, keeper of the forest of C'laryndon, or to him 
10 supplies his place. Order to deliver to Stephen de lUitorle, the king's 



wh 

yeoman, 6 oaks which ho shall choose in a place oalK'd ' Mulchot ' in that 
without delay, to be taken to Southampton in aid of enclosing 

of alien enemies, aocordmi; to Iho avlvieo of 



forc^st, 
that 



town against the attacks 



"■*"- -" o - "• — — ..^>, ..» ^ J, -^ -- 

Ed[mundlde la Beche, the king's clerk, and of other lioges staying for tho 
defence of that town by tho king's order. By C\ 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



159 



1339. 

June 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 8. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

July 11. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



July 4. 

Berkharnp- 

stead. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To Richard de Feriby, late keeper of the wardrobe. Whereas he is 
enjoined by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, as the king has 
learned, to audit the account of Master John de Sancto Albano, the king's 
clerk, for the time when ho was the receiver of the king's money for pay- 
ment to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, captain of the army 
lately sent to Scotland, and to other lieges there in garrison at Berwick- 
upon-Tweed, St. John of Perth, and the castles of Edenburgh and Stryvelyn, 
and Richard has delayed to do this because the receipt and livery of that 
money had been mostly made after he left the office of keeper and when 
Edmund de la Beche, the king's clerk, had it ; the king therefore orders 
him to summon John and his controller, to receive the control, audit the 
account and further to do what the nature of the account requires. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to repair the defects in the king's 
gaol of Somerton, up to the sum of 20 marks, by the view and testimony 
of Thomas de Marlebergh. 

To the bailiffs of Maydenstane. Order to release Robert Deth from 
Maydenstane prison without delay, where he is detained because he 
refused to set out in the king's service on a ship called ' la co;/ Thomas ' 
for the defence of the realm, when chosen by Richard Fille, master of that 
ship, because, although the king ordered him to be taken by the sheriff of 
Kent, and to be kept in prison until further orders, Richard and Thomas 
de Snetesham, the king's clerk, have undertaken before the council that 
Robert will behave well henceforth and obey the king's orders, and will 
appear and answer for his contempt when called upon, and that he will 
set out as aforesaid. By C. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Dicheford, who is so old and broken 
by age that he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the office. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Master John de 
Langetoft 20 marks for his expenses in going to the port of Boston to 
deliver certain wool of the king there to William de Duro Forti, knight, 
and to hasten the collection of other wool in co. Lincoln, and the 
king ordained with his council that John should have twenty marks for 
his expenses. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
de Preston and Richard de Leyham, collectors of customs in the port of 
Ipswich and receivers of the king's wool in co. Suffolk, the sums which 
they shall bo found to have expended for canvas for that wool, for drying, 
folding and cleaning it, and for paying wages to the packers, for weighing 
the wool, and for the carriage thereof to Andewerp. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Northumberland of the triennial tenth 
and fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to cause all arrears to be 
collected with all possible speed, knowing that if they do not levy them 
quickly, the king will cause their lands, goods and chattels to be taken 
into his hands, the money to be levied of the issues thereof, and will cause 
them to be imprisoned and chastised for an example, as the king has 
learned that by reason of certain liberties in the county they have delayed 
to levy the money therein, and the king has ordained that the money shall 
Vjc levied in that county for the wages and expenses of the lieges whom he 
is about to send to the march of Scotland against the Scots who 
endeavour to enter the realm. By the keeper and C. 



160 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



]\f<'mbrane 28 — emit. 



stead. 



1339. 

July 8. To the troasuvGr and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John 

Beikhaiup- {[q Chestrefold and Robert de Denton as the attorneys of William de la 

stead. Polo, the king's merchant, for affairs touching assignments of customs and 

other matters. By p.s. 

The like to the treasurer and chamberlains ' mutatis mutandis.' 

By the same writ. 

July 3. To R. bishop of Durham or to his vicar general in his absence. Order 

Berkhanip- to appoint certain of his lieges to levy and collect in his liberty of Durham 

stead. ^jjg wool and the triennial tenth and lifteenth granted to the king, in 

accordance with the king's previous orders, which the bishop has not 

hitherto obeyed, so as to have the wool and money ready at Michaelmas 

next or within six days following. By the keeper and C. 

Et cnit pati'us. 

July 1. To the prior and convent of Eye. Order to deliver the seal of that 

^^'^'^!""P' tiouse and the seal for cases and contracts of the house, in a chest or bag, 
to Henry dc Elmham and Nicholas Bonde, to whom the king committed 
the custody of the prioiy iind its possessions to hold during pleasure as it 
has been ordained by the council that the seals shall be kept by them ; as 
the prior surrendered to the king the said custody which had been com- 
mitted to hiui, beseeching the king to discharge him thereof and to cause 
reasonable wages to be ministered to him and to the serjeant of the priory. 

By C. 

July 17. To Robert de Tong, late keeper and receiver of the king's victuals 

Kennington. .^y^i money at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Order to 

deliver the sum or value of 187^. 16.'<. Sd. to John de Thynden, the 

king's clerk, upon certain works enjoined upon him in the castle of 

Newcastle. By C. 



MEMBRANE 27. 

July 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Beikhamp- exaction made upon John de Sapy, the king's yeoman, to account for the 
stead. issues of the manor of Caldecote, co. Hereford, from 21 March in the 
4th year of the late king's reign, permitting him to hold the manor in 
accordance with the late king's grants, as on the said 21 March the late 
king granted to John that manor, which belonged to John son of Reginald, 
tenant in chief, and came into his hands at his death, to hold for life, and 
afterwards ho granted that John should hold the manor for himself and 
his heirs, with the dowers when they should fall in, which grant the present 
king confirmed on 11 February in the 12th year of the reign, and subse- 
quently the treasurer and barons returned to the king's writ of ortiioari 
that it was found in the account of Roger de WoUesworth, esoheator 
in the 5th year of the late king's reign, that he did not answer for the 
issues of the manor from 11 October in that year, on which day the 
eschcator resumed the manor into the king's hands from the hands of 
John de Sapy until 15 November following, before the manor was 
delivered to Thomas Iv Blount, to whom the late king committed the 
custody thereof to hold during pleasure because there wore no issues for 
that time ; and it was also found in a proerss against Thomas to render 
account for the issues, that he as-verted that he nevrr had the custody, 
whereupon he placed himself in an inquisition by which it was found 
that he ne\ er had the custody nor received the issues, but that John held 
the manor from the said 15 Novi-mber ; and although .John h:is ;ilwa\s 



13 EDWARD III.— Paht 2. 



161 



1339. 



June 28. 

Berkbarap- 

stead. 



July 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 13. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 
WestrninKter. 

July la. 

Berkharnp- 
stead. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

held the manor since, yet the treasurer and barons distrain him to 
account for the issues from 21 March aforesaid, as ho has informed the 
king, beseeching him to provide a remedy. By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Guy de Ferariis or 
to his attorney 67^. -is., if they find that the king is bound to 
him in that sum for the wages of thirty men at arms retained by him 
in garrison at St. John of Perth from 9 March in the 11th year of the reign, 
to 19 April following, as may appear, he says, by a bill in his possession, 
under the seal of Richard de Feryby, sometime keeper of the wardrobe. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Henry de la Puyle, son and heir of John de la Puyle, 
knight, for 20^., for which John and Thomas de Codelowe, late parson of 
Cherlewode church, made a recognisance to Hugh le Despenser the elder 
on 4 September in the 7th year of the late king's reign, if they find that 
satisfaction was made to Hugh for the same, as he says ; as they distrain 
Henry because he did not come before them to show cause why the 20Z. 
should not be levied of the lands and chattels of Thomas and John, by 
reason of Hugh's forfeiture, and Henry could not come because he is in 
the king's service in parts beyond the sea, wherefore the treasurer and 
barons considered that the 20Z. should be levied of Henry's lands and 
chattels, so that the sheriff of Oxford causes him to be distrained, and 
Henry has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

By the keeper and C. 

To John de Soles, receiver of the king's victuals in Dover castle. Order 
to cause 10 tuns of wine there which are so weak that they cannot be kept 
longer, to be sold without delay by the view and testimony of William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of the castle. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause all wool of the king and that lent by others 
to be placed in ships in that port by the view of Thomas de Baddeby, the 
king's clerk, and delivered to him by indenture, to be taken to the king to 
parts beyond the sea, as is fully enjoined upon him. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 6Z. 13s. id. 
to be allowed to the men of Little Yarmouth and of the hamlet of North- 
vyll, and 18Z. to the men of Gorleston Ryston and Gorleston, in their 
quotas of the triennial tenth and fifteenth for the second and third years, 
if they paid those sums to Walter de Mauny, sometime admiral of the 
fleet towards the north, in aid of his expenses, in accordance with the 
credit made by them to Henry earl of Derby, whom the king sent to them 
upon his passage, with letters of credence, as may appear by Walter's letters 
of acquittance which they have in their possession, as they say. By C. 

To the same. Like order of allowance for 12/. in the tenth of the second 
year of payment, for the men of Donewich. By C. 

To Nicholas atte Magdaleyne, receiver of the king's money, victuals and 
armour at Southampton. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bello Campo, 
earl of Warwick, to whom the king committed the chief custody of that 
town against the attacks of hostile aliens, all the engines, springalds, 
bows, crossbows, lances, targes and all other garniture in his custody, by 
indenture, for the safe custody of the town, and to supervise all men at 
arms both knights and esquires, and armed men and archers, whom the 
earl retains for the munition of the town, and to inform the king of the 
number thereof when the earl relinquishes the custody. By C. 



1G2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

July 16. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 

Westminster. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



Mi'nihiww 27 — cont. 

To the abbot of Abyndon, collector of wool in the diocose (sic) of Berks. 
Order to deliver to Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, or to 
Anthony Bache, his attorney, by indenture, 9^ sacks, 5 stones, 5 pounds of 
the king's wool in part satisfaction of the residue of 900 sacks which the 
king granted that ho should take out of the realm together with 100 sacks 
of the king's gift, paying 40.s. a sack for the custom and subsidy, as the 
king ordered the abbot to deliver to him 10 sacks and the collectors of 
customs in the port of London to deliver to him 60 sacks of the increment 
of wool in COS. Oxford and Berks, in full satisfaction of the 100 sacks, 
and ordered the said collectors to deliver to him 45 sacks 18 cloves of the 
wool of cos. Oxford, Berks, Gloucester, Bedford and Huntingdon, and 
ordered the receivers of wool in co. Northumberland to deliver to him 

ByC. 



90 sacks of the king's wool 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
William de la Pole, the king's merchant or to his attorney, the 18^ sacks, 
2 stones of wool which Constantine de Mortuo Mari and his fellows, 
collectors of wool in co. Norfolk, owe to the king by their account after 
having delivered them to the collectors in the port of Lenn, in part satis- 
faction of 1,394^ sacks 7i stones assigned to William in the ports of Lenn, 
Great Yarmouth and Ipswich for which he is not satisfied, of 2,418 sacks 
10 stones which the king granted that he should take out of the realm, of 
2,900 sacks of the king's wool to be so taken by him. By C 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to deliver the 9 tons of 
wheat flour which John Charneles, the king's clerk, demised in that town 
of the victuals received by him from Stephen le Blount, then purveyor of 
the king's victuals, to be taken to parts beyond the sea, and which were 
lodged in the hostel of Andrew Yok of Sandwich, to John or Ralph de la 
Pole, his attorney, without delay. By C. 



July 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To the bailiffs of the port of Blakeneye. Order to cause a ship of the 
town of Hardenwyk, whereof Tydemannus was master, its mast, yard, 
anchors, cables and boat to bo appraised in the presence of Tidemannus or 
the mariners thereof or their attorneys if they choose to attend, by men of 
Blakeney and to deliver it according to its appraisement or the price thereof 
to John de Nesbyt of Hertilpol and John Lambe of Great Yarmouth or to 
their attorneys, and to cause all the goods of men of the town of 
Hardenwyk, Swoll, Staver[den], Camp, Lubyk, Streisand and Rostok 
to be arrested up to the residue of 40if., and detained until satisfaction is 
done to John and John for 16/. remaining and for the damages sustained 
by them, as the king ordered those bailiffs to arrest such goods up to 40/., 
the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth up to 100/., the mayor and bailiffs of Lynn 
up to 200/. ; the bailiffs of Boston up to 200/. ; the mayor and bmliffs of 
Kyngeston upon Hull up to 100/.; the bailitls of Raveuesoro up to 50/. ; 
the bailiffs of Scardeburgh up to 80/., and the mayor and bailiffs of 
Newcastle upon Tyne up to 80/. [as at imije 29 ahoce] ; ami subsequently 
the king, learning that the bailiffs of Blakeneye had arrested the aforesaid 
ship, but promised Tydemannus that ho should go with his ship and goods 
where he would, John and John not being satisfied for the 40/., and had 
not certified the king of their action, ordered the bailiffs to cause 
all such goods arrested by them to be safely kept and to inform him of tho 
reason of tlu; doarresting, of all their action in the uuittor, of the prii*o of 
the ship and the \i\hw of the said gooils and morchundiso ; and thoy arrosttni 



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103 



1339. 



July 14. 
Kennington. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 18. 
Kennington. 



July 8. 

BeikhaiTip- 

stcad. 



April 22. 

lierkhamp- 
stfcad. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

a ship of Hardenwyk, whereof Tydemannus waf5 master, with a mast and 
yard, three anchors, 2 old cables and a boat of the price of 24Z. as they 
returned. Byp.s. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Roger 
Beler, son and heir of Roger Beler, tenant in chief of the late king, to 
have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee ; as Roger the son has proved his age before the escheator 
and the king has taken his fealty and rendered the said lands to him, 
giving him respite for his homage until Christmas next. By C. 

The like to Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William Tracy, sometime sheriff of Gloucester, of 89 marks 8s. lOd., as he 
has informed the king that whereas Thomas Larcher, sometime prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, on 16 October in the 
19th year of the late king's reign, acknowledged before the barons of the 
exchequer that he owed to Hugh le Despenser son of Hugh le Despenser, 
earl of Winchester, 438 marks 8s. 9d., and afterwards, after the terms of 
payment had elapsed, the sheriff of the county was ordered to levy 89 marks 
8s. lOd. of that sum of the prior's lands and chattels, because he had not 
paid, and have that sum at the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas 
in the 20th year of that reign, to be paid to Hugh ; and William, being 
then sheriff, levied 18Z. 2s. 6d., and returned at the exchequer on that day 
that he took other goods and chattels of the prior, to the value of the 
residue into the king's hands, because he did not then find buyers, and 
although Hugh took the money and goods and chattels by force from 
William, without giving him any acquittance, as William is prepared to 
show, yet the treasurer and barons charge him with the said 89 marks 
8s. 9d. at the suit of the present prior, from whom they exact that whole 
debt for the king's use, by reason of Hugh's forfeiture. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to Master Walter le Fevre, whom the king appointed to buy 
iron, steel and coal for works in the Tower of London and to take them to 
the Tower, 10^ 19s. 6d. if they find that he expended that sum in buying 179 
quarters of sea coal and a mill-stone (nwlam) necessary for the works, and 
for their carriage to he Tower, to be delivered by indenture to John de 
Flete, receiver of the king's victuals and things there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 
de Rugeleye, sometime sheriff of Salop, il. in his account, if they find 
him to have paid that sum as wages to forty archers with horses chosen by 
Hugh Tyrel the king's yeoman, to set out in the king's service, to wit for 
4 days at Gd. a day each, as the king ordered the sheriff of Salop to pay 
wages to them until their arrival at London. 

To Thomas de Melcheburn and William de Snoryng, collectors of 
customs in the port of Lenn. Order to pay to John atte Fen, Reginald 
de Walton and John de Botelee, merchants, the arrears of 2121. 10s. 10^/., 
which he ordered the collectors to pay to them on 29 July last [as in this 
Calendar 12 Edward III, patfe 437] , but the collectors have not cared to do 
this hitherto by reason of a commission to William de la Pole of the issues 
of the subsidy and custom in that port ; and the king does not wish his 
previous order to be prejudiced by reason of the subsequent order made in 
favour of William. By C. 

Vacated because it iras surrendered and they have anot/ier writ to the other 
colUcUrrs of customs in that jjort, as apjjears in tfie Close lioll of the 14th year 
in the first part. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS 



1339. 

July 
Keunington. 



25. 



July 24. 
Windsor. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 26 — cant. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyonil Trent. Order to cause John de 
Trewyk, son and heir of Henry de Trewyk, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as John has proved his age before the escheator, the king has 
taken his fealty, has rendered the said lands to him and given him 
respite for his homage until Christnaas next, unless the king return to 
England in the mean time. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit William de Northwell, keeper of the ward- 
robe, or his attorneys, to lade 40 sacks of wool in that port and take them 
thence to Andewerp without paying the custom or subsidy due thereon, 
because he has paid 2 marks to the king for the custom on each sack. 

By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Whereas the king caused certain ships of 
ports in that bailiwick and other places to be prepared for war for the 
defence of the realm, and provided with victuals, at the cost of the towns 
and ports whence they came, to be sent to a certain place, to set out in 
the company of Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of 
the Thames towards the North, and because the setting out of the ships 
might be retarded by the provision of victuals if aid were not otherwise 
given to the men of the said towns, the king ordered the sheriff to 
cause victuals to be purveyed by the advice of the admiral or of those 
deputed by him, by indenture made with those from whom the victuals 
were taken, paying the men for the victuals with the first issues of his 
bailiwick, if the sheriff' had no money ready, and to deliver the victuals to 
the admiral or his deputy, to be distributed among the men of the ships 
in aid of their maintenance ; and the admiral took a ship of war with 
forty mariners and victuals for three months of John Irpe of Ipswich, 
beyond the ships ordained to set out with the fleet, as may appear by the 
admiral's letters patent in John's possession, he says, wherefore John has 
besought the king to satisfy him for the victuals ; the king therefore orders 
the sheriff' to pay John the price of those victuals, having made an 
indenture with John thereupon, after viewing the admiral's letter. 

ByC. 



July 8. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Margaret late the wife of Ranulph de Dacre, the manors of Irthyngton 
Burgh and Kirkosewold, and the following wood and advowsons, and not 
to intermeddle further with the manors of Barton and Hotl", restoring the 
issues of the manors and wood to her, having taken her fealty, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that she and Ranulph, at 
his death, jointly held for themselves and the heirs of their bodies the 
manors of Irthyngton and Burgh upon Sands and 1,000 acres of wood in 
the manor of Laysyngby and the advowsons of the priory of Lanercost and 
of the church of Ayketon, co. Cumberland, by a fine levied in the late king's 
court ; and that Ranulph held jointly with Margaret the manor of 
Kirkeswald and the advowson of the church there as pai-cel of the manor 
of Burgh ; and the manor of Barton except a messuage and 1,000 acres of 
moor and pasture there, and the manor of lloff, co. NVestmoiland. and that 
the manors of Irthyngton, Burgh and Kirkosewald, the wood and advowsons 
are held in chief, Irthyngton by homage and fealty and the service of a 
knight's fee ; Burgh by homage and fealty and by cornuge of rendering 
9/. 12a'. 3(1. yearly at the excheijuer of (Hulisle by the hands of iho sheriff 



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165 



1339. 



July 9. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



July 11. 
Kennington. 

July 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 12. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane 25 — anit. 

of the county at the term of the Assumption, and the wood by itself as 
parcel of the manor of Burgh ; the advowson of the priory by itself 
as parcel of the manor of Irthyngton and the advowson of Ayketon church 
by itself as parcel of the manor of Burgh ; the manor of Kirkeosewald by 
itself with the advowson of the church as parcel of the manor of Burgh, 
by the same service ; and the manors of Barton and Hoff are held of 
others than the king. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver a third 
part of the manor of Wymondham, an eighth part of the manor of 
Bokenham, 9 messuages, 156 acres -|- rood of land, 5i acres of meadow, 3 
acres of pasture, 7s. OW. rent and a rent of two sparrowhawks, and a 
moiety of a pasture called ' Rowedyk ' in New Bokenham, Old Bokenham, 
Atilburgh, and Elyngham, co. Norfolk, to Alice late the wife of William 
de Bernak, whose fealty the king has taken, together with the issues 
thereof ; as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, 
that William and Alice held the said tenements jointly, at William's death, 
of the gift and enfeoffment of Gilbert de Bernak, parson of Tateshale 
church and of John de Gyselyngham, parson of Wolverton church, by the 
licence of the late king, and that the tenements, which formerly belonged 
to the earl of Arundel are held in chief by serjeanty, to wit by the service 
of acting as the king's butler on the day of his coronation. 

To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Oisterle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
Isabella late the wife of Thomas de Litleton 6 acres of land and 2j acres 
of pasture in AVardon co. Bedford, together with the issues thereof from 
6 August in the 8th year of the reign, in aid of the maintenance of her 
children, as the king ordered the sheriff of Bedford to deliver the premises 
to her together with the issues thereof [as in this Calendar 11 Edtvard HI, 
paf/r 21] and the sheriff" returned that the premises were committed to him, 
by the king's writ of the exchequer, to be kept safely, answering to the 
king for the issues thereof, so that he could not deliver them to Isabella 
without a writ of the exchequer discharging him of the issues ; the king 
therefore ordered the treasurer and barons to deliver the premises to Isabella 
together with the issues thereof, or to show cause in chancery why they 
should not do so ; and they certified that the sheriff of Bedford has in his 
custody by the king's commission 10 acres of land and 1 acres of pasture 
in Wardon, which came into the late king's hands by reason of the alienation 
thereof made by .John de Boweles to divers men without licence, and 
because there is nothing at the exchequer concerning the lands mentioned 
in the king's writ, and it is not known there whether the 6 acres of land 
and 2i acres of meadow are parcel of the 10 acres of land and 4 acres of 
meadow, they did not proceed to execute the order, and it is testified 
before the king in chancery that the acres and 2h acres are parcel of the 
10 acre.s and 4 acres. 

To the same. Order to allow 8 marks 16^/. to the sheriff of Salop 
and Stafford if thoy find him to have paid that sum to Adam de Ilopton, 
the king's clerk, appointed to control the sum of wool received by the 
sheriff and by Nicholas de Pichcford, William le Skynnere, Roger Wride 
and Thomas Ic Goldesmyth, collectors of wool in those counties, and the ex- 
penses incurred in weighing, packing and sending the wool to parts beyond 
the sea, as the king ordered the sherifY to pay Adam 2s. a day for 51 days 
for which wages were in arrear to him. By C. 



166 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

June 22. 
Kenning ton. 



July 20. 

Kennington. 



July 26. 

Kennington. 



Aug. 1. 
Eenningtont 



Aug. 6. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 25 — co7it. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to expend up to 101. in repairing the 
houses, towers, gates and buildings of Exeter castle, by the testimony of 
the mayor of Exeter. By C. 

To the sheriff of Sufiblk and the bailiffs of Orford. Order to sell, by 
the view and testimony of Ralph de Bockyng and Nicholas Bonde, 1-if 
tuns of wine which were laded in a ship with other wine and victuals to be 
taken to the king to parts beyond the sea, and the king previously ordered 
them to sell it [as at page l-iO above] and he has now learned that they have 
delayed to do so because the wine is weak and of very small value and they 
feared they would be charged beyond the value of the same in their 
account. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Herbert de Gresseby, for the time when he was em- 
ployed upon the king's affairs, and to pay him such wages as were paid to 
Nicholas de Staunford, as on 30 April in the 12th year of the reign the 
king appointed the sheriff of Lincoln, Nicholas and Herbert to buy and 
purvey 500 quarters of wheat, 800 quarters of malt, 500 quarters of oats, 
32 tuns of wine and 112 quarters of coarse salt in co. Lincoln, for the 
maintenance of the king's lieges in garrison in divers castles and towns of 
Scotland and the siege of Dunbar castle and elsewhere in those parts, and 
to do other things contained in the letters patent. By C. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh le Hunt, attorney 
of Queen Philippa, 40 marks in aid of repairing the great wall of the castle 
of Bristol, which the queen holds for life, by the king's grant. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William de Weston, 
the king's Serjeant at arms, who stayed for the safe custody of Southamp- 
ton in the company of Ed[mund] de la Beche, late keeper of that town, 
from 4 April last until 14 July, by the king's order, his wages of 
12c?. daily. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver the axes, scythes, sickles, 
stamps and other iron instruments bought by him for the king's use, to 
Thomas de Baddeby, the king's clerk, by indenture, to be taken to the king 
to parts beyond the sea, as is enjoined upon Thomas. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer for the time when 
John de Cherleton was justiciary, and to pay him without delay the arrears 
what he ought to receive for his fee by reason of that office and for the 
wages of the men whom he retained in the king's service in Ireland for 
that time. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Nicholas 
Peyvre, son and heir of Paulinas Peyvre, tenant in chief of the late king, 
to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death, 
in his demesne as of fee, as Nicholas has proved his age before the 
escheator and the king has taken his fealty for the said lands and given him 
respite for his homage until Martinmas next, unless the king returns in 
the meantime from parts beyond the sea. By G. 

The like to the same escheator for John son and heir of Henry Dvve. 

By 0. 



June 24, 

Berkbanip- 

Bteiid. 



ME M BE AS E 24. 
To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to pay to Adam de Hopton 
his wagea of 26-. a day for 51 days [us uboie] . By C. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



ir,7 



]339. 

June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 16. 

Berkharnp- 

stead. 



Membrane 24 — cant. 

To Henry do Elmham and Nicholas Bond. Order to pay to Richard le 
Coillour of Hexum chaplain, Denis le Eyr of Eye and Roger le Breuster 
of Eye chaplain, their corrody and maintenance, or the reasonable value 
thereof, from the Annunciation henceforth, so long as the custody of the 
priory of Eye is in the hands of Henry and Nicholas, as the king lately 
committed that custody to the prior, and because the prior surrendered the 
priory and its possessions to the kmg, before the council, the king com- 
mitted the custody thereof to Henry and Nicholas, to hold during pleasure, 
answering to the king for the issues thereof, saving to the prior and monks 
their wages ; and afterwards at the suit of Richard, Denis and Roger show- 
ing that the prior and convent had granted them certain corrodies for life, 
before the priory was taken into the king's hands and beseeching the king 
to order the corrodies to be delivered to them, the king appointed Hugh de 
Saxham, Walter Faucoun and Robert de Brundissh to take an inquisition 
upon the matter by men of co. Suffolk, by which it is found that the prior 
and convent granted to Richard a chamber in the priory befitting his 
estate within the cloister of the priory, and that he should sit at the prior's 
table, unless he wished to retire on account of reverence for magnates, and 
that he should receive in meat and drink at two repasts daily as much as 
a monk receives at the prior's table, and if he should dine in his chamber, 
he should receive every day from the cellarer, two white loaves, one of the 
prior's hall and one called 'coket,' and li gallons of conventual ale, and 
of the cooking of the Serjeants in flesh and fish according to the exigences 
of the day, as one monk at the prior's table received them, at two repasts, 
and should receive from All Saints until the Purification, yearly for life, 2 
candles a month for the night for his chamber for which twenty should 
make a pound, and fuel for burning in his chamber, according to the 
exigence of the time, for life, and if he did not stay in the priory, he should 
receive daily for life ifrom the cellarer, two white conventual loaves of greater 
weight and two gallons of conventual ale, wherever he should be ; and that 
Robert was seised of this corrody from Friday before the Conversion of St.Paul 
in the 6th year of the reign, until the Annunciation last; and that the prior 
and convent granted that Denis should receive two conventual loaves of 
greater weight and two gallons of conventual ale a day without the priory, 
and a robe with fur of the suit and colour of the robes of the prior's 
esquires, yearly at Christmas, for life, and that he was seised of this 
corrody from ]\Ionday the feast of St. Margaret in the 6th year of the 
reign until the Annunciation last ; and that brother Durand, a former 
prior and the convent granted that Roger should receive for life in the 
priory from the cellarer daily, a monk's loaf, of greater weight, another 
loaf of lesser weight and 1 i gallons of the better ale of the convent, and 
on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, every week, an entire mess of raw meat, 
and on the other days a mess of fish or ifl. in lieu thereof, as he or his 
attorney shall choose, and a clerk's robe yearly, of the price of 1 mark or a 
mark at Christmas, and he was seised of that corrody from 6 Ides October, 
in the 7th year of the late king's reign, until the Annunciation last, and 
that Henry and Nicholas withdrew those corrodies from the said teast until 
now. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
appointed lieges in divers counties of the realm to collect what was wanting 
of the 20,000 sacks of wool granted in the parliament at Westminster of 
the moiety of wool, both old and new, to bo collected according to the 
ordinance ma<lo in the great council at Northampton, so that the wool of 
the moiety taken from certain persons should bo allowed to them in the 
taking of wool according to the rate of the fifteenth, or that restitution of 



168 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Membrane 2i—co7it. 

the surplus should be made to them after the whole sum had been 
collected, and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons it is found that 
William But, Thomas do Melcheburn and Thomas Rokele, takers of the 
moiety in co. Norfolk, took of John Burghard of Lenn, 10 sacks of wool, 
of Ralph Wake of Lenn, 3 sacks ; of John Elys of Great Yarmouth, 2 
sacks; of Edmund Cosyn of Norwich, 7 sacks, 22 stones; of John de 
Olveston of Norwich 1 sack 1 stone ; of William Berte of Norwich, 2 sacks 
7 stones ; of Richard de Bcteryng of Norwich, 1 sack 6 stones ; of John 
But of Norwich, 1 sack 1 stone ; of William Storniore of Norwich, 1 sack ; 
of Robert de Bumstede of Norwich, 1 sack ; of William But and Thomas 
Rokele, 4 sacks 2 stones; of Adamde Walsokene 5 sacks; of Alice de Doune, 
9 sacks ; of William Gocelyn, 3 sacks ; of Bricius de Marham, 1 sack 7 stones, 
and of William de Esthalle 1 sack, of the moiety ; and now John Burghard and 
the others have besought the king to cause the wool assessed upon them accord- 
ing to the rate of the fifteenth to be allowed to them in the aforesaid wool and 
to order letters obligatory to be made to them for the residue of that wool, 
as they are assessed at a certain sum of wool according to the rate of the 
fifteenth and the said ordinance at Northampton, which wool hitherto 
remains to be levied ; and because the king has learned by certificate of John 
de Holveston and Robert Curzon, appointed to supervise the assessment of 
wool in that county according to the rate of the fifteenth, that John 
Burghard is assessed at 20 stones of wool in Lynn, at 5 stones in Gey ton 
at 4* stones in Bukton, at 2 stones in North Rungeton, at 3^ stones in 
Wirmegeye and at 3 stones in Tyryngton ; Ralph Wake at 12 stones in 
Lynn ; John Elys at 4 stones in Norwich and Halveryate ; Edmund Cosyn 
at 3 stones 3 quarters 2 pounds in Norwich, and 4 stones in Heynford ; 
John de Holveston at Hi stones 4i pounds in Norwich and at 3i stones 5^ 
pounds in Heverynglond, and at 10 stones in Hardyngham and at 1^ stones 
6 pounds in Whytelyngham, and a moiety of a stone in Surlyngham ; 
William Berte at 6^ stones 1 pound in Norwich, and 1 stone in Cryngilford ; 
Richard Byteryng at Hi stones 4i pounds in Norwich, 9 stones in Byteryng, 
4 J stones in Griston, 4^ stones in North Tudenham, and 2 stones in 
Braknedele ; John But at 8 stones 1 pound in Norwich and 5 stones in 
Habeton ; William Sturmcr at 7^ stones 4 pounds in Norwich, and 3i stones 
in Shymplyng ; Robert de Bumstede at 3 stones 8 quarters 2 pounds in 
Norwich ; William But at 3 stones 1 quarter in Norwich and 2 stones in 
Calton ; Thomas Rokele at 3 stones in Norwich, 8 stones in Watton, 5 
stones in Apeton and 3^ stones 1 pound in Rokelond ; Adam de Walsokne 
at 20 stones in Lynn ; Alice de Doune at 4 stones in Norwich, 16^ 
stones 2 pounds in Snetesham, 8 stones in Grymeston, 4i stones in 
Congham, 2i stones in Rugham, 10 stones in Suth Lenne, and 5 
stones in Wygenhale ; William Gacelyn at 3 stones in Norwich, 5 stones 
in Suth Lenne, 10 stones in Snetesham, 2^ stones in Sharnel)Ourn, and li 
stones in Ingaldesthorp ; Bricius de Marham at 2 stones in Norwich, and 
3 stones in ]\Iarham ; and "\^'illiam de Esthalle at 2 stones in Norwich 
and 10 stones in Sporle and Palgrave ; and that the wool is not yet levieii 
of them, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the said 
sums assessed upon John and the others to be allowed to each of them in 
the wool taken from them, discharging them thereof as well as the takers 
of wool in that county. V>y C. 

July 6. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a verderer for the king's foivst 

Beikhaiiip- in that county to bo electcnl in place of Ralph de Wylyleye, who is so weak 

stend. t,,nd broken by ago that ho cannot travail to execute the duties of the otKce. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



169 



1339. 



July 9. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 26. 
Kenninston. 



July 16. 
Kennington. 



Moiihrane 24 — cnnt. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry de Merlaundc, as he is also charged with the 
office of verderer in Helewode forest in that county and he is so broken 
by age that he cannot exercise both offices. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Thomas 
son of Geoffrey de Besyles and Beatrice daughter of Percival Symeon 
the manor of Reccote, co. Oxford, together with the issues thereof, because 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Geoffrey 
at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee, but that he held the 
said manor for life of the gift and enfeoffment of Robert Walle and John 
de Erlestok, by a fine levied in the late king's court, by his licence, with 
reversion to Thomas and Beatrice, and to the heirs of their bodies, and in 
default, to the right heirs of Geoffrey ; and the manor is held in chief by 
the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and the king has taken 
Thomas's fealty for the same and given him respite for his homage until 
Michaelmas next. 

To the keeper of the Flete prison, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to deliver the person of John Petit, sometime sheriff 
of Cornwall and the king's steward there, to Nicholas de la Beche, 
constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his 
place, without delay, to be detained in the Tower until he has satisfied 
the king, as John was judged to the Flete prison because he was 
bound to the king in divers suras for the arrears of his account, and 
because he did not answer to the king for the wool collected by him in that 
county and for the money of the tenth and fifteenth received by him there ; 
and the king has learned that John does not care to satisfy the king 
because he is not so strictly guarded m the prison as is fitting, and the 
king wishes him to be detained in stricter custody because he needs money 
speedily for his affairs in parts beyond the sea. The king has ordered the 
constable and him who supplies his place to receive John and keep him as 
aforesaid. By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to Thomas, bishop of Hereford, keeper of that land, the arrears of his fee, 
and to pay it henceforth so long as he remains in the office before all the 
other ministers of the king in Ireland, in consideration of his expenses in 
preserving peace and in repelling the king's Irish enemies. By C. 

[Feeder a.] 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Laurence de Lodelowe, William de Caynton and Richard 
de Weston, purveyors and collectors of wool in co. Salop, for what they 
shall be found on enquiry to have lost by the drying of wool detained in 
their custody for a long time unsacked for lack of canvas. By 0. 

The like to the same, for the following, to wit : — 

Constantino de ]\Iortuo iVfari, William de Calthorp, John de Holveston 

and Robert Curzon, collectors in co. Norfolk. 
Walter Heryng, Robert Martyn, Thomas de Crukern, collectors in co. 

Dorset. 
John de Blounvill, John Aygnel, Robert de Louthe and William 

Shipherd, collectors in co. Hertford. 



170 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. Membrane 23 — cont. 

John Byde of Neweton and John Tony of Wymbourne, receivers in co. 

Dorset. 
Thomas Tropyn and John de Lym, collectors in Bristol. 
Williana Buk of Colchester, one of the collectors in co. Essex. 
Thomas de Melchebourn and William Snoryng, receivers in the port 

of Lynn. 
Nicholas de Passelewe and William de Seybrok, receivers in co. 

Buckingham. 
Nicholas de Passelewe, Henry de Braybrok and Thomas Morice, 

receivers in co. Bedford. 
Edmund de Duresme and his fellows, collectors in co. Essex. 
John Mauduyt, Robert de Wodeford and Henry Burry, receivers in 

CO. Wilts. 
The sheriff of Lancaster and Geoffrey de Haconeshowe, receivers in 

CO. Lancaster. 

Aug. 3. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Kennington. John le Venour, keeper of Kenyngton park, the arrears of his wages of 
l^d. a day from the time of the constable's appointment, and to pay such 
wages henceforth so long as he is constable and John keeper. 

June 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter 

Berkhamp- Heryng, Robert Martyn and Thomas de Crukerne, purveyors and collectors 

stead. q£ ^,qq^ Jj^ gQ_ Dorset to have allowance for their labours and expenses in 

collecting that wool. By C. 

To the same for the following ; to wit : 

John Byde of Neweton and John Tony of Wymbourne, receivers of 

wool in CO. Dorset. 
John de Blounvill, John Aygpel, Roger de Louthe and William 

Shipherd, collectors in co. Hertford. 
Thomas Tropyn and John de Lym, collectors in Bristol. 
Laurence de Lodelowe, William de Caynton and Richard de Weston, 

collectors in co. Salop. 
William Buk of Colchester, one of the collectors in co. Essex. 
Nicholas de Passelewe and W^illiam de Seybrok, receivers in co. 

Buckingham. 
Nicholas de Passelewe, Henry de Braybrok and Thomas Morice, receivers 

in CO. Bedford. 
Warin de Bassyngbourn, William Muchet, Giles de Hynxton and 

and Roger Hog, receivers of wool in co. Cambridge. 
Robert Bustlere and Bartholomew de Bradefeld, collectors in co. 

Cambridge. 
John le Rotour of Stafford and Roger de Neuport, collectors in co. 

Stafford. 
John Mauduyt, Robert de Wodeford and Henry Burry, receivers in co. 

Bedford (s(>). 
Richard do Hoghton and his fellows, takers of wool in co. Lancaster. 
The sheriff of Lancaster and Geoffrey de Haoouoshowo, receivers in 

the same county. 

Aug. 12 To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Windsor further with certain plots of the prior of St. Mary, Suthwerk in Rovgato 

and Mecheham, co. Surrey, restoring the issues thereof to the prior ; as the 

king directed the escheator to certify him upon the cause of taking into his 

hands of an acre of the prior's land there, and the escheator returned that 



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1339. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 



he had not so taken it, but that Walter de Ilungcrford, sometime cscheator 
in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, had delivered to him by 
indenture 2 plots of land, one in Reygate and the other in Mickheham, by 
reason of the prior's trespass in acquiring them after tlie statute of mortmain ; 
and afterwards, at the prior's suit, beseeching the king to order his hand 
to be amoved, as the plots had been acquired by his predecessors long before 
that statute, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, by which it is found that the plots are of the soil of the priory 
and were so from time out of mind, to wit from the time of the foundation 
of the priory, and that each of the plots contains a moiety of one acre and 
they are held of the prior and are worth Qd. yearly. 



July 11. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 11. 

Westminster. 



July 10. 
Kennington, 



July 22. 
KenniiidUm. 



July 8. 

Berkbamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
collectors of customs in the port of London 105 sacks 48 cloves of wool 
delivered by them to Anthony Bache, attorney of Nicholas Usus Maris, 
constable of Bordeaux, in accordance with the king's order [as at pay e 146 
ahove'\. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made on John de Bloun- 
vyll, sometime escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Essex and Hertford, to account for the issues of the manors of Great 
Waldyngfeld, co. Suffolk, Chilton in the same county and Neuton near 
Sudbery and certain lands called 'Grenecroft,' ' Poppesmede ' and ' Gores- 
lond ' in the towns of Waldyngfeld and Aketon in that county, as the king 
ordered William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, not to intermeddle 
further with the said lands [as in this Calendar 10 Edward III, page 572]. 

To the same. Order to cause Simon, bishop of Ely, to have allowance 
in his account of 51 sacks 7 stones 5 pounds of wool which he was bound 
to pay by reason of the grant made in the parliament at AVestminster and 
the ordinance afterwards made at Northampton, if they find that he 
delivered that wool by indenture to the sheriff' of Cambridge, in accordance 
with the king's order. 

To the keeper of the land of Ireland, the chancellor there and the 
treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
permit Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, Hugh 
le Despenser and Elizabeth de Burgo to hold the custody of the fees of the 
land of Lagen in Ireland which King .John granted to William Mareschal, 
earl of Pembroke, ancestor of Margaret, Hugh le Despenser and Elizabeth, 
whose heirs they are, although the tenants of those fees held in chief of 
that king at another place, saving to the king the marriages of the heirs of 
the fees, as the keeper and others prevent the earl and others from holding 
the custody of such fees after the death of tenants who hold of the king at 
another place, whereupon they have besought the king to cause justice to 
be done to them. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to deliver 1 sack 5 stones 9 pounds of 
the king's wool to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells 
in the port of London, by indenture, for the king's use, without delay. 

ByC. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas Margery late the wife of Robert 
do Botheby impleads before them John de Barton, John son of Robert son 
of Roger the elder, William son of Robert son of Roger, John son of 



172 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339, 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 22. 
Kennington. 



July 15. 
KenninKton. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

Robert son of Roj^or the younger, John Coke, John Torcl, John cle Barton, 
William Pelly, of Brnstwyk, John son of Philip Pynder of Skeclyng, and 
Walter, John's brother, and by another writ, Henry Frankyssh of Elstanwyk 
Alexander Frankyssh of Elstanwyk, Thomas Frankyssh, Richard, son of 
Robert dc Elstanwyk and Peter Tony ; and by another writ, John son of 
Robert Ingram, Nicholas Wilde, Robert Oustyby, Robert Kayr, John Kayr, 
John dc Mapelton and William Barne, and by another writ Richard 
Spenser of Burton Pydse, Jolm le Clerk, of Burton Pydse and Richard son 
of William de Lolle of Burton Pydse ; and by another writ William 
Roscelyn, Henry Jothehois, John Rira, Geoffrey son of Robert, and Robert 
de Wellewyk ; and by another writ John de Goushill, Thomas le Ewer, 
William son of Michael Aumenor, William son of Peter, Peter Meys, 
William del Park, and William Abby of certain tresspasses on her by them 
in breaking the banks of a sewer at Rihill so that the water of the sewer 
overflowed her lands and meadows adjacent thereto, whereby she lost her 
profits from those lands ; and although the king ordered the justices not 
to attempt anything to his prejudice, because the affair touches him and 
the liberty of his manor of Brustwyk, yet they intend to take inquisitions 
to be taken upon the premises by writ of nisi jirius ; the king therefore 
orders them to cause the inquisitions to be taken before them in the Bench 
and not by writ of nisi priita at another place, and to behave circumspectly 
so that nothing may arise to the king's prejudice, and if they have granted 
writs of nisi prius, to revoke them without delay. By C. 

To Richard de Aldeburgh and William Basset. Whereas the king 
ordered them to attempt nothing to his prejudice in the aforesaid matter, 
and being afterwards informed that they ordered inquisitions to be taken 
by writs of nisi jiriiis, the king ordered them to cause such inquisitions to 
be taken before them in the Bench, and he has now learned that before 
the order was delivered writs of nisi prius for such inquisitions had been 
granted and sealed by them, by which they intend to take those inquisi- 
tions ; the king therefore orders them to supersede taking such inquisitions 
and not to take them except before themselves and their fellows in the 
Bench, and not to attempt to do anything to the king's prejudice in the 
matter. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert de Penton 
558/. Is. 0^(1. for wool bought of him by Henry de Tiddeswell for the king's 
use, and 1,000 marks lent by him to the king for his urgent affairs, or to 
give him an assignment upon the triennial tenth and fifteenth of the third 
year as he besought the king to cause such payment or assignment to be 
made to him, as the king was bound to Henry in l,558M.<.0id- for his 
wool received in parts beyond the sea by Reginald de Conductu and John 
de la Pole ; and Henry surrendered the king's letters to chancery to be can- 
celled, acknowledging that 558/. \s. Oi'/. of that sum were due to Robort, 
and the king promised to pay that sum to Robert at Michaelmas next. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to supwsede the distraint made on Thomas, 
bishop of Hereford, sometime chancellor of Ireland, for 1 sack, 8 stones, 5 
pounds of his wool, and to discharge both him and the abbot of Cirencester, 
collector of wool in the diocese of Worcester, thereof, in accordance with 
the king's grant, as the king wishing to show favour to the bishop who was 
then about to set out to Ireland by the king's order to exercise the office of 
chancellor there granted that his wool wherever it might bo, should not bo 
taken upon any i)ri^text whatsoever against the will of himself or his 



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173 



1339. 



June 25. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

Serjeants, but that he should do his pleasure therewith ; and afterwards the 
king learned from the bishop that although he was not asked to be present 
at the last parliament at Westminster, because he was then in Ireland in 
the king's service, and was not present there in person or by his proctor, 
wherefore he could not then grant any wool to the king, yet the takers and 
purveyors of wool in co. Hereford caused him to be distrained to supply 
such wool, and the king wishing to do justice to the bishop ordered the 
said takers and purveyors to supersede taking the said wool, and although 
they did so, yet the treasurer and barons charged the abbot with 1 sack 
3 stones o pounds of the bishop's wool, in his account, and required that 
the said wool should be levied of the bishop by the sheriff of Gloucester. 

To Ealph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, 
and Dorset. Order to do what pertains to his office, because the king is 
informed that Richard de Cogan has alienated the manor of Ufcolmp, which 
is held in chief, to William Cogan and William Bastyan, without licence, 
and the escheator has not yet taken it into the king's hand. 



July 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 26. 
Kennington. 



July 26. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction made upon the prior of Toftes for 40 marks for his apportum to 
the abbot of Preaux and the arrears thereof, during the custody of the 
priory, as the prior has informed the king that the treasurer and barons 
distrain him to render those 40 marks from the first year of the reign, 
thereby delaying the payment of the ferm which he owes for the custody 
of the priory. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance or other satisfaction to be made 
to Edmund de Duresme and his fellows, collectors of wool in co. Essex, 
for their labours in collecting that wool and for what they shall be found 
to have expended on canvas for sacking the wool and for the sacking, 
packing and carriage of the same. By C. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to 
John de Thorp and Anthony Bache, who are about to come to the 
king speedily for his urgent aiiairs, a sufficient ship in the port of Great 
Yarmouth, for their passage, at their own cost, without delay. By C. 



To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. The like order. 



ByC. 



To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to restore to Roger Wylksone of 
Patrikbampton, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the 
king's hands on his being indicted before the justices of gaol delivery in that 
county, of the death of John son of John the fuller {t'ldlunia) of Boudeby, 
as he has purged his innocence before J. bishop of Carlisle, diocesan of the 
place, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the 
privilege of the clergy. 

To Richard le Aldeburgh and William Basset. Whereas the king lately 
ordered Simon de Grymesby, then keeper of the manor of Brustwyk, by writ 
of privy seal, to cause the king's demesne lands and pastures there and 
those of the king's tenants in the manor which were inundated, to be 
drained, and to make a trench for the water to pass out and take its right 
course, as was wont to be done before these times, and Simon with the free 
tenants and bondsmen of the manor made a drain and trench way there in 
a place where it was wont to be ; and now the king has learned that 



174 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 20. 
Kenningtou. 



July 25. 
Kennington. 



July 22. 

Kennington. 



July 26. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 

July 26. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 21 — cunt. 

IMargery lato the wife of Robert de Botheby of RihuU, scheming to cun- 
ningly amove the king from his right, has caused the trench to be blocked 
up and impleads the tenants of the manor who took part in the making 
thereof [as at iiatje 171 aboir], wherefore the king orders Richard and William 
to supersede the taking of inquisitions on the matter before them by writs 
of nisi pritts, and not to attempt to do anything in the matter until the 
king is fully informed and without his special order. By p.s. 

To William de Clynton earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle. 
Order to retain twenty men at arms, forty armed men and forty archers in 
garrison in that castle from the gule of August until Michaelmas next, as 
the king previously ordered him to retain such men in the castle from the 
quinzaine of Trinity last until the said gule of August, as ordained by the 
advice of the council [as at page 150 above^. By C. 

To Edmund de Thidcmerssh, keeper of the king's stud beyond Trent. 
Order to deliver to William de Otteford, keeper of certain of the king's 
great horses, 12 or 10 horses or foals which he shall choose, by indenture 
without delay, to be taken to the south and treated as he shall be enjoined 
by the council. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand for lOOZ. made on the heirs of Henry de Leyburn, and on the 
tenants of the lands which belonged to him, in accordance with the late 
king's pardon to him of lOOZ. of the 200Z. by which he made fine with 
Edward I for divers trespasses of which he was convicted before the 
justices of oyer and terminer of that king in divers counties of the realm, 
if they find on inspecting the rolls of the fines made before that king and 
such justices that Henry made the said fine for the aforesaid causes and no 
other, and provided that he answer for the remaining lOOZ. if he have not 
yet done so, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons to supersede the 
said demand, and they returned that they had not proceeded to the discharge 
because the 100^ are exacted by extract of the roll of fines made before 
Edward I in the 31th year of his reign and not before the justices of oyer 
and terminer. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a regardor for the forest of 
Wreken in that county to be elected in place of Richard Paternoster of 
Drayton, who has no lands in that county to qualify him. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the attorney of Henry bishop of Lincoln to 
lade 60 sacks '■' of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, having taken security 
that he will pay 10s. a sack for the same to William de Northwell, keeper 
of the wardrobe, in parts beyond the sea. By C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston for the same 
bishop for other 60 sacks. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north. Order to deliver a ship to the bishop's attorneys for 
taking the said 80 sacks from the port of Boston to parts beyond the soa, 
at the bishop's cost. 

To the sheriffs of London. Like order in favour of the bishop for a 
ship to take 80 sacks from that port. 



'Written over on erasure. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



176 



1339. 

July 29. 
Kennington. 



July 26. 
Kennington. 



July 25. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 3. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 1. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas de Canti Lupo, who is about to come to the king with men, horses 
and arms of his power, two or three ships for their passage, in the port of 
Great Yarmouth, without delay, at Nicholas's cost. By C. 

The like to the bailiflfs of Great Yarmouth. 

To the executors of the will of Robert atte Barre, receiver of the king's 
victuals and armour at Southampton. Order to deliver by indenture, 
without delay, all money, victuals, armour and other things which were 
in Robert's custody at his death, to Nicholas atte Magdaleyne, whom the 
king has appointed receiver of his victuals, etc. at that town. By 0. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Geoffrey de 
Mildeuhale, marshal of the king's hall, his wages of 12d. daily from the 
last day of January last until St. Peter ad Vincula, and a robe of the suit 
of the yeomen of the king's household for the present summer, in accord- 
ance with the king's grant to him of 12d. a day and robes by the hands of the 
keeper of the wardrobe ; as on 24 June in the 12th year of the reign, the 
king being about to set out to parts beyond the sea, granted that he should 
receive the money and robes at the exchequer from the day of the king's 
passage until his return. By C. 

To Matilda countess of Ulster and to Henry de la Dale, clerk. Order 
to restore to Philip Bonvallet, proctor in England of the ablaess of Caen in 
Normandy, the horses, oxen, ploughs, carts, heifers, cows and all goods 
and chattels occupied by their ministers, which they had taken by reason 
of the king committing to them the custody of all the possessions of the 
abbess in the realm, to the value of 200Z. yearly, in part payment of SOOl. 
in which the king is bound to the countess ; and now the king has learned 
from the proctor that their ministers took the oxen, etc. in these lands, for 
which he had made fine with the king at another time, whereupon he 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To Ralph Sauvage and his fellows, collectors and purveyors of wool in 
CO. Kent. Order to deliver all the wool of that county and money received 
in its stead to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi, by 
indenture, without delay, to buy other wool with that money, as the king 
ordered the sheriff of Kent and the other receivers of wool in the county 
to do this, and now he has learned that certain wool of the county is in 
the hands of the collectors. By C. 



July 31. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order upon sight of their presents to go to 
John de Chuddelegh and Matthew de Crauthorn, collectors in that county 
of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted by the community of the realm, 
and direct them to pay the money for the first and second years to the king, 
so that thoy have it at London on the morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin 
next, to be delivered to the treasurer or to John de Houton and John de 
Loycestr[ia], the king's chamberlains, whom the treasurer has deputed for 
this, and if John and Matthew refuse to pay the money, or to give security 
for the same, to arrest them and cause their lands, goods and chattels to bo 
seised into the king's hands, answering to the king for the issues thereof, 
until the account he rendered and the king satisfied for what is due to him, 
knowing that unless he execute this order punctually the king will cause 



176 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



Mi'mbram' 20 — cu)it. 



him to be amoved from his office, and his lands and goods to be seised, 
because the said collectors have not rendered account for the first and 
second years, although the king lias caused them to be warned several 
times by divers writs of the exchequer, as is found by the certificate of the 
treasurer and barons sent into chancery, and the king has learned that the 
collectors retain the money, devoting it to their own uses, not weighing 
the king's most urgent necessity for lack of money, which is notorious to 
all his subjects, by reason of the war, so that he has had recourse to usury 
with several creditors. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the following sheriffs for paying money of the second year on 
the said morrow, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Warwick for John Comyn and Ralph de 
Shirleye, collectors in that county. 

The sheriff' of Derby for Richard Foljaumbe and Roger Deyncourt, 
collectors in that county. 

The sheriff" of Leicester for Hugh Turvyll and Roger de Belgrave, 
collectors in that county. 

The sheriff of Somerset for John Inge, Thomas de Gournoye and 
Thomas de Marlebergh, collectors in that county. 

The sheriff" of Norfolk for Constantine de ^lortuo Mari and John de 
Hedersete, collectors in that county. 

The sheriff of Hereford for Robert Broun and Robert de Hompton, 
collectors in that county. 

The sheriff' of Northampton for Eustace de Bruneby and John de 
Hegham, collectors in that county. 

The sheriff" of York for Brian de Skargill and Brian de Thornehull, 
collectors in co. York. 

To the sheriff" of Cornwall. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis' with 
respect to the abbot of Hertiland, collector of the triennial tenth 
granted by the clergy, in the archdeaconry of Cornwall, for money of 
the second year of that tenth. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the following ; to wit : — 

The sheriff" of Devon for Walter de Meryet, chancellor of Exeter, 
collector in the bishopric of Exeter. 

The sheriff" of Hereford for the abbot of Wygemore, collector in the 
diocese of Hereford. 

The sheriff" of Kent for the abbot of Faversham, collector in the 
diocese of Canterbury, and in the jurisdictions of the archbishop of 
Canterbury in divers dioceses. 

The sheriff" of Somerset for the prior of Bath, collector in the diocese 
of Bath and Wells. 

The justice of South Wales for the bishop of Llandaft", collector in 
the diocese of Llandaff and for the bishop of St. Davids, collector in 
the diocese of St. Davids. 

July 31 To the sheriff" of Kent. Like order to go to Ralph Sauvage, William de 

Windsor. Orlaston, Thomas de Rokesle the elder, Stephen de Dolham and John de 
Cosyngton, collectors of wool and money in that county, to direct them to 
deliver the king's wool and money there to the merchants of the scK'ieties 
of the Bardi and Peruzzi, in part payment of u great sum of money m 
which the king is bound to them, in accordanco with the kmg's orvlers to the 
collectors, which they have hitherto delayed to obey, and if thoy refuse the 
sheriff" shall cause the money to be levied of their lands and chattels and 
answer to be made to the said merchants therefor. By the keeper and C. 



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177 



13-}9. 



July 31. 

Windsor. 



Mcinhranc 20 — cont. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 1. 
Windsor. 



To the same. Like order to direct Henry Gysors and Roger do Marynes, " 
collectors of the triennial tenth and iiftecnth in that county to pay 200 
marks of that money to the merchants of the society of the Bardi, in part 
payment of a great sum in which the king is bound to them, in accordance 
with the king's order to the collectors, which sum they have hitherto 
delayed to pay to the merchants. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Buckingham for John Cyfrewast and John de 
Wolverton the younger, collectors in that county, to pay 801. to the 
merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex for Thomas Gobyon and Robert dc 
Hagham, collectors in that county, to pay 150/. to the same merchants. 

The like to the sheriff' of Somerset for John Inge, Thomas de Gornoye 
and Thomas de Marlebergh, collectors in that county, to pay 300^. to the 
merchants of the society of the Bardi. 

The like to the sheriff of Devon, for John de Chuddelegh and Matthew 
de Crauthorn, collectors in that county, to pay 400^. to the same 
merchants. 

The like to the sheriff of Cornwall for John Petit and Oliver de Carmino, 
collectors in that county, to pay 0.01. to the same merchants. 

The like to the sheriff" of Norfolk for Constantine de Mortuo Mari and 
John de Hedersete, collectors in that county, to pay 1,000 marks to the same 
merchants. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause all ships crossing to parts beyond the sea from 
that port, to be diligently inspected, and cause all who have wool therein to 
be diligently examined by oath and otherwise so that they shall not pass off 
the wool of aliens as their own, under pain of forfeiture of the wool, and so 
that answer shall be made to the king for the custom and subsidy on 
wool taken from that port, as the king is informed that merchants and 
other natives pass off" the wool of aliens as their own and thus defraud the 
king of 20.S'. of the custom and subsidy, as native merchants pay 40s. a 
sack and for every 300 wools fells taken out of the realm, and alien 
merchants pay 60.s. for the same. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to dearrest without delay two ships of 
John Pope the younger and John Gyn of Clyve, whom the king appointed 
to supervise all ships and boats on either side of the Thames towards the 
north, taking wool hides and wool-fells to parts beyond the sea, and to 
arrest all wool, etc., found without letters of ' coket,' and to permit .John 
and John to take the wool and victuals in the ships to parts beyond the 
sea to the king, as the ships are commissioned to take the wool of the 
king and the wool and victuals of magnates and other lieges staying in 
parts beyond the sea, to those parts, and they have been arrested by Robert 
dc Morle, admiral of the fleet, from the mouth of the Thames towards the 
west as the king has learned, to set out with that fleet in his service. By C. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

July 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Jolm 

Kennirijjton. Askeby of Lincoln, 9/. O";. iil. (s/r) in 110/. for wool bouglit from him 

by William de Snartford of Lincoln, merchant, who sent wool to the 



10G34 



178 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 28. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 2. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 1. 
Kennington. 



July 26. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 3. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

value of 537Z. 17s. to the king to parts beyond the sea, and asserted that 
1101. thereof were due to John; and on 12 May in the 12 year of the 
reign the king promised to pay hiui a moiety at Easter following and a 
moiety at Easter following that, and now John has besought the king to 
cause such allowance to be made to him, as the 9^. 4s. 1(/. are due to him 
for green wax and other debts levied by him at the time when he was 



bailiff of Lincoln. 



ByC. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Although it is found by 
an inquisition taken by him that John le Botiller, knight, at his death, 
held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief, and that Kalph le Botiller 
is his next heir and aged 12 years, yet because the king is informed that 
John held, in his demesne as of fee, the manor of Pulrebethe, co. Salop, 
and divers lands in Wylkesby, co. Lincoln, in chief, by knights' service, 
whereby the custody thereof ought to pertain to the king until Ralph come 
of age, together with his marriage, the king orders the escheator to take 
an inquisition upon the matter, and if he finds that the premises were so 
held, to cause them to be taken into the king's hands and kept safely, 
answering to the king for the issues thereof. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Richard, 
bishop of London, the chancellor, without delay three tuns of wine, of his 
fee of wine, which he receives by reason of his office. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Bristol. Order to permit Gerard Bonenseigne, Dinus Forcetti, Peter 
Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, to take the 
tin which they are lading in that port, to parts beyond the sea, without 
paying the loan thereon, having received the custom thereon and security 
that they will not take the tin to parts warring against the king, because 
they have satisfied the king for the loan of 20s. on each ' miliare * of tin. 

ByC. 

To the prior of Kermerdyn and John Gogh, clerk. Order to deliver by 
indenture to William de Kildesby, the king's clerk, or to his attorney, all 
the goods and chattels which belonged to Robert de Tanton, sometime 
keeper of the wardrobe, and the money arising therefrom in the parts of 
South Wales, and from Robert's debts, as the king ordered them to deliver 
the money to John, archbishop of Canterbury or to his attorney, by inden- 
ture [as in this Calendar 10 Ecltvard HI. page 637] and the archbishop has 
committed to William to seek, levy, collect and receive all the said goods 
and money, and to canonically compel those who are rebels in the premises 
to make restitution of such goods and things. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to pay to 
William Gilemyn of Bristol, the arrears of his wages as controller of the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells, and of 8(/. in the pound and other 
small customs and prests in that port, from 6 February last, when the 
king appointed him to hold the office during pleasure, and to pay such 
wages henceforth as the mayor, bailiffs and community of Bristol elected 
him as controller by king's order. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells in the port 
of Boston. Order to permit Hildebrand Sutherman and John r>rAkon. 
merchants of Almain, or their attorneys, to lade 91 sacks of wool lu that 
port and take them to parts beyond the sea, without paying custom or 
.subsidy thereon, because they paid thorn to the king m parts beyond the soh 
by the hands of William de la Pole, the king's merchant. P»y p-s. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



179 



1339. 

Aug. 6. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 12. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To John de Flete, receiver of the king's moneys in the Tower of London. 
Order to pay to William le Gyvour the arrears of his accustomed wages 
for the time when he was in the king's service in the Tower in making 
engines and springalds. By C. 

To the abbot of Kyner, collector in the parts of Wales of the last triennial 
tenth granted by the clergy. Order to pay to John de Thyngden, receiver 
and keeper of the king's victuals in Scotland, or to his attorney, 40Z., 
which the king caused to be assigned to him of the issues of that tenth, 
upon purveyances of victuals for supplying the king's towns and castles 
in Scotland, and for which the king caused a tally to be levied at his 
receipt. By bill of the treasurer. 

The like to the abbot of Aberconewey to pay QQl. to John. 

By the same bill. 

To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to the 
executors of the will of Robert de Clipston, the arrears of Robert's wages 
and what they shall be found to have paid for the wages of parkers and makers 
of palings at Clipston from the time of Robert's death, as on 12 January in 
the 2nd year of the reign the king committed to Robert the custody of the 
manor and park of Clipston to hold under a certain form, so that he should 
answer for the issues thereof at the exchequer, and should maintain the 
manor and paling of the park at his own cost, receiving for the repairs of 
the paling timber of the park of dry wood and receiving 7*/. daily for 
himself, the parkers and makers of the paling, by the hands of the 
escheator beyond Trent, and although a certain sum of such wages was in 
arrear to Robert while he lived, and the executors have paid other money 
of their own for wages after Robert's death, until the king ordained con- 
cerning the custody, yet they have not hitherto obtained payment for the 
same, as the king has learned from them. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay 500 
florins of Florence for Easter term last, or the value of the same in 
sterlings, to Gabriel de Montemaing or to his attorney, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him on 13 August in the 12th year of the reign, of 
1,000 florins of Florence yearly for life, of the issues of those customs, and 
the collectors have hitherto delayed to pay the 500 florins for Easter term 
last. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool -fells in the 
port of London. Order to receive, by indenture, all wool, wool-fells, 
merchandise and ships arrested by Walter de Kent, John Pope and John 
Gyne, appointed to supervise all ships and boats on either part of the river 
Thames, taking wool and other merchandise, and to seize as forfeit all 
wool etc. found therein without letters of coket, and take them to the port 
of London, and to cause the wool to be kept safely for the king's use. 

ByC. 



Aug. 9. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To Nicholas Moundelard. Order to deliver by indenture the 40L by 
which he made fine with the king for a pardon for certain trespasses, 
concealments and excesses committed by him when he was one of the 
collectors of customs in the port of Southampton, to Nicholas atte 
Magdaleyne, receiver of the king's money and victuals at Southampton, in 
aid of his expon-ses on works in that town. By C. 



180 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Aug. 8. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 

Windsor. 



Memhrane 18 — cont. 

Order to Nicholas to receive the 40Z. and expend them on those works by 
the advice of Thomas de Bello Campo, carl of Warwick, keeper of that 
town. By C. 

To the keeper of Ireland. Peter de Grandissono has besought the king to 
grant him the right to alienate his nianors of Kilsylan, Kilsokele and his 
town of Clon in Ireland, which are held in chief, as they are wasted by the 
king's Irish enemies, and Peter receives little or nothing therefrom, and 
cannot defend them because he is staying in England, the king therefore 
orders the keeper to take an inquisition upon the value of the premises by 
men of Ireland, and grant Peter licence to alienate, receiving a reasonable 
fine from him for the same, provided that those to whom he alienates are 
in allegiance to the king. By C. 



To A. bishop of Winchester. Order to deliver all his wool due to the 
king by the grant made at Westminster and the ordinance at Northampton, 
to the sheriff of Southampton, and the other receivers of wool in 
CO. Southampton, by indenture although the king ordered him to 
deliver that wool to the prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, collector 
of such wool in the diocese of Winchester. By C. 

Order to the receivers to receive the wool and cause it to be taken to 
the port of London and delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs 
there. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John de Bayon[ne] to take 12 sacks of wool from that port to Gascony, 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, as the king granted that 
he should take 10 sacks from that port and ordered the collectors in the 
port of Chichester to permit him to take 10 sacks from that port, and 
because there is no passage of wool in that port, he took the wool and two 
sacks in addition, to the port of Bristol, and although he paid the custom 
and subsidy to the collectors at Chichester, as Gilbert de Coventr[e] , 
attorney in the port of Chichester of William de la Pole, to whom the king 
granted all those customs and subsidies, has acknowledged in chancery, yet 
the collectors at Bristol exact the custom and subsidy from him. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order not to permit any ships with wool, victuals or 
merchandise to cross from that port to Flanders, as the king has learned 
that certain galleys and ships of war of France are in the port of Swyue, 
Flanders, to attack ships of the realm going there with wool, victuals and 
merchandise. By C. 

To the same. Whereas the king granted 500/. yearly to Queen Isabella 
for life and ordered the collectors to pay that sum to her yearly, and 
although the king afterwards ordered them to pay all the money received 
until the Nativity of the Virgin next to the treasurer and chamberlains 
for the king's affairs, and then to satisfy the queen for the arrears of the 
said 500/., the king orders them to pay 500/. to the treasurer and chambt)r- 
lains, and to pay the queen or her attorney the arrears of the said 500/., 
and to pay that sum yearly henceforth, notwithstanding the order to ptiy 
all customs and subsidies to the treasurer and ohamberlams up to the saul 
feast. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit the 
merchants of the Bardi to take 700 sacks and the merchants of the scwiety 
of the Peru/./.i 1,150 sacks of wool from that port to Lombarvly. acoonling 
to the agreements made with them to take 8,000 sacks [( '/. /'<i</»< 70 »i/>t>4iij 



18 EDWARD III.— rAUT 2. 



181 



1339. 



Aug. 17. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 15. 
Windsor. 



Mewhrcnw 18 — cont. 

and cause letters of coket to be made thereupon, under the half seal, if the 
attorneys of William refuse to deliver the half of the seal in his custody, 
as the king has learned that the attorneys refuse to affix the half seal in 
their custody unless the custom and subsidy are paid to William, to whom 
they were granted, and the grant of 8,000 sacks to the said merchants was 
made long before the said grant to William. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to deliver the 
forfeited wool, etc. taken by Walter de Kent, John Pope the younger and 
John Gyne, lately appointed to take non-coketted wool laded in ships on 
either side of the Thames, taken in a ship of Nicholas de Burnham, the 
custom and subsidy thereon not having been paid, except 19 sarplars, 5 
pockets, which certain ministers of John fitz Water laded in his name in 
that ship in the port of Ipswich, as is said, and which the king ordered to 
be delivered by the ministers by a certain mainprise, to Thomas de Baddeby, 
who is about to take certain of the king's wool to him to parts beyond the 
seas, to be taken to the said parts, as has been fully enjoined upon him. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause the said ship with its tackle and rigging, to be 
appraised by men of the city and the wool and fells therein, and to deliver 
the ship and tackle with 21 sacks and 400 fells to Robert de Teye and 
William de Teye, by a mainprise, provided that the remaining wool and 
fells in the ship are kept for the king's use, as John fitz Water has besought 
the king to order the said wool and fells to be dearrested and delivered to his 
Serjeants, as they laded 19 sarplars and 5 pockets containing 21 sacks 400 
fells, in the said ship, in his name, to be taken to the staple at Andewerp, 
and paid the custom due thereon in the port of Ipswich ; and John is 
serving the king at great cost in parts beyond the sea, and Robert and 
William have mainperned in chancery that he shall answer at will for the 
price of the wool and fells if 44L 18.s. 4r/. were not paid to the collectors 
in the port of Ipswich for the custom and subsidy thereon, and for the said 
ship, if it ought to pertain to the king. By C. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

Aug. 20. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Windsor. further with two parts of the manor of Westthurrok and the advowson of 
the church there, restoring the issues thereof to William de Wauton, 
knight, son and heir of William de Wauton, the younger, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that the two parts and 
advowson are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Joan, 
daughter and heir of John do Breaunzoun, tenant in chief, who died a 
minor, in the king's wardship, and that the manor and advowson ought to 
remain to William, by a fine levied in the late king's court between John 
de Breaunzoun and Elizabeth his wife, demandants and Nicholas Frimbaud, 
deforciant, for John and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder in default, to William the younger, and there is no heir of their 
bodies, and the manor and advowson are not held of the king. 

Memorandum that before the writ issued from chancery the transcript of 
the foot of fine, whereof mention is made above, was viewed and examined 
in the treasury. 

Aug. 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Pulteneyo, 

Windsor. 44Z. 17s. 8'/. without delay, or to give him an assignment therefor, as the 

king ordered them to pay him that sum for Easter term last [as at jm(/e 



18'2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Aug. 14. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 28. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 5. 

Kennington. 



Membrane 17 — cant. 

51 above], and on account of certain causes proposed before the council, 
the king wishes to hasten the payment of the remaining iil. 17s. 8(^. for 
Easter term next. By C. 

To William Trussol, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with 21 acres 8 roods of land of John Nebbyngg, William Sket, 
John Benne, Richard de Ketelesdon, Geoffrey Botild, Geoffrey Aligat, 
John de Berugh, Robert Philip, Hugh de Paston, William Lessy, Clement 
de Paston, John de Baketon, Geoffrey Bonde, Richard son of Henry de 
Baketon and Warin de Paston in Witton, restoring the issues thereof to 
John and the others, as the escheator returned that he had not taken that 
land into the king's hands, but that Robert de Holewell, late escheator in 
COS. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertford, Cambridge and Huntingdon, 
delivered it to him by indenture, asserting that it was in the king's hands 
by reason of the trespass of John and the others in acquiring it of John la 
Veyllie, who held it in chief, without licence ; and afterwards at the suit of 
John Nebbyngg and the others showing that the land is not held of the 
king but of the prior of Bromholm by the service of 5s. i^d. yearly, and 
beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king 
ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it 
is found that the land is held of the prior as parcel of the manor of Witton 
by the service of 5s. 4^^/. yearly, and not of the king, and the manor is 
held of the prior by the service of paying 40s. yearly to him. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or 
assignment for 102/. 4s. llhl. to be made to John de Pulteneye without 
delay, as the king ordered them to pay 102^ 4s. 11^(/. to him for Easter 
term last [as at pai/e 50 above] and he wishes to hasten the payment of the 
remaining 102Z. 4s. llirf. due at Easter term next. By C. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's, Westminster, 
for the morrow of St. Botolph last, a tun of wine of the prise of London, 
for celebrating divine service in their church, in accordance with the grant 
of Henry III. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction of 20s. yearly from the citizens of London beyond 10^ yearly at 
which the town of Suthwerk was demised at ferm, receiving 101. from 
them for every year from 6 March in the 1st year of the reign, 
as at the suit of the citizens by their petition before the king and 
his council in the parliament hold at Westminster in the 1st year of the 
reign, showing that felons and other malefactors escaped secretly, after 
committing crimes, to the town of Suthwerk, where they could not be 
attached by the ministers of the city, and for lack of punishment they 
became more bold, and the citizens beseeching the king to grant the town 
to them for a yearly ferm, on the said 6 March the king granted the town 
to them, with the assent of parliament, for rendering the accustomed ferm ; 
and afterwards the king learned from the citizens that although the town 
was demised at ferm for 10/. only before the said grant, and answer was 
wont to be made for that sum, except that John do Lincoln, citizen of 
London, to whom the late king was bound in a groat sum of money, pro- 
cui*ed that the town should be conmiittod to him for the value of 11/. 
yearly so that he might be more speedily satistied.yet the treasurer and barons 
compel the citizens to render 11/. yearly; and the king ordered them to 
inspect the rolls of the exchequer, and view the accounts of the shoritY of 
Surrey before the said grant, and inform the king of what they should tiuJ ; 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 188 



"[33Q Membrane 17 — cont. 

and they returned that it was found that the said bailiwick was of 
the body of co. Surrey and answer was made in the sum of the county with 
the other bailwicks and profits of the county until 7 Edward I when it was 
first separated from the body of the county and committed to Hugh de 
Jernemuth for rendering lOZ. yearly to the .king, and in the 1st year of 
Edward II the bailiwick was committed to Hugh, in the 3rd year to Adam 
le Chaundeler and afterwards to James de Putham and then to Nicholas de 
Tunstall, to hold at will for rendering 101. yearly at the exchequer, and 
that the sheriff of Surrey had allowance from the said 7th year, of 10^. 
yearly; and that Nicholas held the bailiwick until 4 February in the 1st 
year of the king's reign, on which day the king committed it to John de 
Lincoln, citizen of London, to hold during pleasure, rendering 111. yearly, 
no mention being made in the commission or elsewhere as to why it was 
committed to him for more than before. By C. 

Sept. 6. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Windsor. further with the manors of Blatherwyk, co. Northampton, and Dillyngton, 
CO. Huntingdon, restoring the issues thereof to John son of Nicholas, brother 
of John Engayne and Elena, late John's wife, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Elena held the manors for life by fine 
levied in the late king's court, the manor of Blatherwyk for herself and 
John and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Nicholas and the heirs 
male of his body ; and the manor of Dillyngton for life of John and Elena 
with remainder to Nicholas for life and then to John his son and Joan 
daughter of Robert Peverel and the heirs of their bodies ; and that John 
son of Nicholas is the heir of his body, and the manors are not held of the 
king. 

To the same. Order to deliver to John Engayne a third part of the 
manors of Geddyng, co. Huntingdon, and of Laxton and Pyghtesle, co. 
Northampton, together with the issues thereof, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Grafham, co. Huntingdon, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Elena, late the wife of John Engayne, held at her death no lands in her 
demesne as of fee, but that she held the said manor and parts in dower, 
after John's death, and the manors of Geddyng, Laxton and Pyghtesle, are 
held in chief by the service of hunting the cat, wolf and badger in certain 
counties ; and the manor of Grafham is held of the earl of Gloucester by 
knight's service, and that John son of Nicholas Engayne, kinsman of 
John, is his next heir and of full age ; and by inspection of the late king's 
chancery rolls, it is found that that king took John's homage, who proved 
his age before Master John Walewayn, then escheator this side Trent, and 
rendered his uncle's lands to him. 

Sept. 22. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a third part of the 
Windsor. manor of Runham, co. Norfolk, restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor late 
the wife of John de Bilingeye, as on it being found by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John held the third part in chief by the service of rendering 
a third part of 12 measures of wine and 200 pears of 'Permayns" at the 
exchequer yearly, and that he held no other lands in chief as of the crown, 
whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and John, 
John's son, was his next heir and aged 6 years, the king ordered the 
escheator to deliver the third part to Eleanor, the heir's mother, as his 
next heir, for the heir's use. 



184 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



1330. 
Aug. 16. 

\VindbOi'. 



Aug. 10. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 
Windsor 



Aug. 1. 
Kennington. 



MEMBIiANE 16. 

To Ralph dc Middelnoy, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Ufcolmp, 
restoring the issues thereof, as on 12 February last the king gave licence to 
Ricliard de Cogan, to enfeoff with that manor, which is held in chief, 
William de Cogan and William Bastian, and that they should grant the 
manor to Richard and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder to Richard's right heirs. 

To the sheriff of Wilts and the other receivers of wool in that county. 
Order to de-arrest the wool of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, and to 
deliver it to him, as he delivered Qi sacks 15 cloves of the sort of co. Sussex, 
of 200 sacks which the king directed to be bought of him, for which he is 
satisfied with 3001., to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and 
Peruzzi, and sold the residue, and because it did not seem useful to the 
king, and the council refused to buy the residue, he sold it to the said 
merchants as may appear by an indenture between the earl and Hugh de 
Ficull, the merchants' attorney, and the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons to charge the merchants with that w^ool, in part satisfaction of 5,000 
sacks which the king granted to pay them to be taken to parts beyond the 
sea, and to discharge the receivers of the said 200 sacks. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the 
port of Bristol. Order not to permit any wool to be laded in that port or 
taken therefrom, before it is coketted. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton and other receivers of wool in co. 
Southampton. Order to receive all the wool which Adam bishop of 
Winchester shall deliver to them, by indenture, and cause it to be packed 
and sacked and taken to the port of London with all speed, to be delivered 
to the collectors of customs there. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset and the other receivers in co. Somer- 
set, to receive wool from the bishop of Bath and Wells and take it to 
London. 



Aug. 20. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 27. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 25. 
Windsor. 



To William Lenglys, escheator in the liberty of Holdernes. Order to 
assign dower to Alice, late the wife of Robert de Lille, tenant in chief as of 
the honour of Albemarle, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To Robert de Hambery, sometime chamberlain of North Wales. Order 
to allow to William Trussel, the king's yeoman, keeper of Beaumarreis 
castle and sheriff of Angleseye, his fee for the same for the time when 
Robert was chamberlain, as was formerly allowed to him for that custody. 

The like to John de EUerker, chamberlain of North Wales. 

To Henry de Frowyk and William Martyn. Order to cause 1^ lis. 10|</. 
to be levied of the men of the town of Westminster for the fifteenth of the 
third year thereof, according to the taxation made upon them by Henry, 
John de Chei'loton and Edmund Flambord, as the king ordered Henry 
and William to collect that sum for the second year [an in this (alrmlur 12 
h'dwani III, iiatjc 552 j, and the men of the town have now besought the 
king to order that sum to be levied of them for the third year, as tboy art^ 
in nowise relieved by the arrival of the exchequer and Common Monoh at 
that town in the present year, and several men who withdrew from the 
town by reason of uocodsity, have not yet returned. By C. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



185 



1339. 
Aug. 25. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 10. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 16 — eont. 

To Nicholas atte Magdeleyne, receiver of the king's money and victuals 
at Southampton. Order to cause what remains of iOl. which the king 
ordered him to expend on works in that town [as at pai/e IGl above] , to be 
expended on such works by the advice of the prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England, to whom the king has committed the chief 
custody of that town. By C. 

To Arnald Dexcestr [ia] and Robert de Colynbourn. Order to deliver, 
by indenture, all the springalds, quarrels, breastplates, lancests, cross-bows, 
bows and arrows, which the king ordered them to receive from John de Flete, 
keeper of the king's armour in the Tower of London, for the munition of 
Southampton, to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, to whom the king has committed the chief custody of that town. 

ByC. 

To Nicholas atte Magdeleyne, receiver of the king's money, victuals and 
armour at Southampton. Order to deliver to the said prior the engines, 
springalds, bows, cross-bows, lances, targes and other garniture, by indenture, 
which the king lately ordered him to deliver to Thomas de Bello Campo, 
earl of Warwick, when he was keeper of the town of Southampton. 

To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Bristol. Order to cause 50 tuns of wine to be purveyed and 
bought in that port without delay, and taken to the port of London with 
all speed, to be taken thence to the king to parts beyond the sea for the 
expenses of his household. I3y the keeper and C. 



Aug. 30. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 

Aug. 10. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 2. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To Master William la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's York, the treasurer. 
Order to receive a ship laded at Bornham in Essex with wool, wool-fells 
and divers merchandise, without payment of the custom and subsidy, and 
arrested with the wool etc. by Walter de Kent, John Pope and John Gyne, 
appointed to arrest such merchandise, and taken by them to the port of 
London, and the wool etc. and cause them to be sold without delay and to 
answer for the money thereof. The king has ordered John de Causton 
and Thomas de Swanlond, collectors of customs in that port, to cause the 
ship etc. to be delivered to the treasurer. By C. 



Mandate in pursance to the collectors. 



ByC. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Godokinus de Revele, Wynandus de Revele, Alvynus de Revele and Conrad 
de Afflen, merchants of Almain, or their attorneys, to take GOO sacks of 
wool to the staple at Andewcrp, without paying the custom and subsidy 
thereon, according to the king's previous order, because they paid the custom 
and subsidy to William de la Pole, the king's merchant. By p.s. [11979.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to deliver all 
the wool which they have received from the sheriff of Somerset, of the wool 
of the bishop of IJath and Wells and of the abbot of Glastonbury, to 
Master Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, or to William Potente, 
chaplain, his attorney, by indcsnture, in part satisfa.ction of the residue of 
2,000 sacks of the king's wool which the king granted that Paul should 
take to parts beyond the sea, and to permit Paul or William to take the 
wool from that port to the staple at Andcwerp without paying the custom 



186 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 2. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 28. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 5. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

and subsidy thereon; as the king caused 1,178 sacks 7 stones of that wool 
to be assigned to Paul in divers places of the realm, and he wishes Paul to 
be satisfied for the remaining 821 sacks 19 stones of wool. By C. 

To the sherilf of Sussex. Order to cause victuals up to 10 marks to be 
bought and delivered to John do Arryon of Bayonne, in aid of his expenses 
in going with a small galley to the isle of Jereseye on the king's affairs, and 
to take victuals for the maintenance of the king's lieges there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John de 
Ellerker, chamberlain of North Wales, 79 marks 8(/. which he paid to John 
Tourbervill, leader of 80 Welsh chosen from the Welsh chosen at Tillebury, 
to set out to the king to the parts beyond the sea, for their wages and 
clothing, as the king ordered the said chamberlain to pay to the Welsh 
chosen in North Wales and taken to the port of Great Yarmouth to set 
out thence to king, and to their leaders, reasonable wages for the time of 
their stay in that port and until their arrival with the king, and their other 
necessary expenses, in accordance with the advice of Nicholas de la Beche 
and John de Molyns, and by virtue of that order he paid 50 marks for clothing 
28 marks for their wages for a month and lis", to the said leader for his 
wages for that month, by the advice of Nicholas and John as the latter has 
certified in chancery, by his letters. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or an 
assignment of 175^. 16s. to be made to John de Causton, if they find that that 
sum was due to him by the late king for divers things bought of him as 
might appear by five bills of the wardrobe under the seal of Roger de North- 
burgh, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, then keeper of the same, in John's 
possession as he says, and John delivered lOOZ. to the king in his great need 
in subvention of payment of wages of the keeper of the Isle of Wight and 
other men staying there for its defence, which the king received on loan by 
the hands of John de Chestrefeld, his clerk, deputed for this by Master 
William la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Neapoleo, cardinal of the Roman church, prebendary of 
Sutton, in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, for any tenths or aids imposed 
by the popes or granted by the clergy, by reason of his prebend, because the 
king has pardoned the cardinals all such debts. By the keeper. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like severally to the sherifi's of Oxford and Northampton. 

To John de Wyndesore, the king's clerk, appointed to pay wages to the 
men staying on garrison in the Isle of Wight. Order to pay all the money 
which he ought to pay to those men, by the view and testimony of John de 
Weston, keeper of the Island, and of John de Langeford, constable of 
Caresbrok castle. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause the houses of the king's manor 
of Claryndon, to bo repaired up to 10 marks by the view and testimony of 
William de Sancto Omero. By C 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order not to permit 
any wool or wool-fells to bo laded and taken from that port before thoy aro 
coketted, except wool of which tho custom and subsidy of 500/. are to Iw 
paid to Queen Isabella and the 850 sacks which the king granted that the 
merchants of tho societies of tho Bardi and Poruzzi should take to ^vvrts 



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1339. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 30. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 

Aug. 29. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 8. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

beyond the sea, without paying the custom and subsidy, and the 200 sacks 
similiarly granted to John de Wesenham, before the commission of the 
customs and subsidies to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, which 
said excepted wool the king wishes to be taken to the staple at Andewerp 
according to the tenour of previous orders. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. The 
like order, excepting 750 sacks granted to the Bardi and Peruzzi. 

By the same writ. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Like order not to 
permit uncoketted wool to be laded in that port and taken thence. 

By the same writ. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports, to wit : — 



The port of Lenn. 
The port of Exeter. 
The port of Yarmouth. 
The port of Southampton. 
The port of Chichester, 



The port of Wynchelse. 

The port of Sandwich. 

The port of Hertilpol. 

The port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 



To the sheriff of Devon. Order to restore to William Frellard, clerk, 
his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the king's hands upon 
his being indicted for the theft of 70^. in money, and other goods to the 
value of 20Z. of William de Sanlond, and of the death of Alan Box of 
Brixton, before William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer in that county, as William has purged his innocence before the 
commissaries of J. bishop of Exeter, diocesan of the place, to whom he 
was delivered by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To Stephen le Blount, the king's clerk. Order to deliver the 1,000 
quarters of wheat, 1,000 quarters of beans and peas and 1,500 quarters of 
oats purveyed by him in cos. Somerset, Gloucester and Worcester and sent 
to the port of Bristol, to be taken thence to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for 
the maintenance of the king's lieges there, to William de Radenore, by 
indenture, whom the king has charged to take them to the said parts. 

ByC. 

To William de Radenore. Order to receive the said corn from Stephen 
and take it to the king to the said parts. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Conrad Buderman, Conrad Waresworth and 
Hildebrand Beresworth, merchants of Almain, or their attorneys, to lade 
20 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the 
king's grant to them, because they have paid 2 marks of the custom and 
subsidy on each sack in parts beyond the sea, and the king has pardoned 
them the residue. By p.s. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Boston of 180 sacks and to the 
collectors in the port of Kingeston upon Hull for 50 sacks. 

By the same writ. 

To A. bishop of Winchester. Order to cause all wool collected by him 
of the clergy of his diocese, in accordance with the grant made at West- 
minster and the ordinance made at Northampton, to be delivered to 
William Potente, by indenture, without delay, to be taken by him to the 



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1339. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



port of London to be delivered to the collectors of customs there, as has 
been enjoined upon him by the council. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton, Order to find carriage for that wool to 
London. By C 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



July. 10. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 20. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



MEMBItANE 11 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Whereas the king lately granted that John de Molyns should 
take 100 sacks of wool from that port to the staple at Andewerp, paying iO.s. 
a sack to "William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, for custom 
and subsidy thereon, and ordered the collectors to permit him so to take 
the wool without paying the custom and subsidy in that port, and now 
John has besought the king to permit certain merchants of Brabant to take 
that wool, as he demised the wool to them to avoid the dangers in taking 
it to the said parts, and the sacks are now in the custody of the merchants 
in the said port ; the king therefore orders the collectors to allow 40s. a 
sack to the merchants for the custom and subsidy, so that they shall 
answer for the custom and subsidy in parts beyond the sea, and to receive 
40^. on each sack from them beyond the AOs. according to the grant made 
to merchants of Brabant, and to permit them to take the 100 sacks to the 
said staple, the collectors retaining the said lOd. for the king's use, until 
further orders. By C. 

To the same. Order to permit Peter Fauelore and Nicholas Crane to 
lade 100 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, 
without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with a 
previous order which they have hitherto delayed to obey, because Peter 
and Nicholas have paid the custom and subsidy in parts beyond the sea. 

By p.s. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich for Philip 
de Clopton for 22 sacks in that port. By the same writ. 

To the collectors in the East Riding, co. York, of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to pay 300^. to Thomas Ughtred or 
to his attorney, in part payment of 1,561/. 1-1<. 3(/. due to him for his 
wages and those of the men at arms whom he retained with him in 
garrison at St. John of Perth, by the account lately rendered at the 
exchequer by John de Gerwardeby, Thomas's attorney. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Walter do Kent. John Pope and John Gyne, 
71s. 1'/. for their expenses in bringing a ship laden with non-coketted wool, 
wool-fells and other merchandise, from the mouth of the Thames to the 
port of London, which ship they took by reason of the king's commission 
to them to make scrutiny of all ships and boats on either side of the 
Thames, and to seize all non-cocketted wool, take it to the said port and 
deliver it to the collectors. By C. 

To brother Nicholas Foulon, follow monk of the proctor in England of 
the abbot of Lire, an alien. Order to pay to William Walklato. 28/. tw. of 
his ferm for Michaelmas next, in which sum the king is bound to WUliaui 
for his wages and those of the men at arma with him in garrison in the 



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189 



1339. 



Aug. 20. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 4. 
Windsor. 



May 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Aug. 24. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 23. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 26. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

town of St. John of Perth, of which sum the king caused two tallies to be 
levied under Nicholas's name and delivered to William. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the attorney of Robert de Watford, the king's 
clerk, who is staying with the king in parts beyond the sea, to lade 2 sacks 
of wool in that port and take them thence to the staple at Andewerp, for 
Roberts' use, so that the attorney shall find security to pay 4/. for the 
custom and subsidy to William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, for 
the king's use. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to deliver all 
the king's wool and that assigned to the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi in that port, to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, 
or to Thomas Gouk, his attorney, by indenture, without delay, to be taken 
to the king to pay off certain of his debts at Andewerp, in accordance with 
a former order which they have not hitherto obeyed. It is not the king's 
intention that the merchants' own wool be delivered to William by virtue 
of this order. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Like order to deliver 
247 sacks of the wool assigned to the merchants of the societies of the 
Bardi and Peruzzi in that port, to William or to Richard Dun, clerk, and 
Thomas de Brome, his attorneys. By the same writ. 

To John de Flete, keeper of the king's armour in the Tower of London. 
Order to cause springalds, quarrels, breastplates, lances, cross-bows, bows 
and arrows, necessary for the munition of Southampton, to be bought 
without delay and delivered by indenture to Arnald Dexcestr [ia] and 
Robert de Colyngburn, whom the king has ordered to receive them. 

[Fiedera.] By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to Arnald and Robert. [Ibid.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John de Portinare, Andrew de Portinare, Bartholomew de Portinare and 
Pigellus de Portinare to lade 100 sacks of 300 sacks remaining to them 
of the 691 sacks on which the king granted that the custom and subsidy 
should be allowed to them, in that port and take them to Lombardy, 
allowing GOs. a sack to them for the custom and subsidy in part satisfaction 
of 2,072/. lOs. in which the king is bound to them ; as the king ordered the 
collectors in the port of London to permit them so to take 391 sacks [«.s at 
paffe 144 above]. By p.s. 

Memorandum that the merchants afterwards had another writ to lade 60 
sacks, 49 cloves of that wool in the port of London, which is enrolled on 
the Close Roll of the 14th year in the month of February. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause 9 tons of wheat 
flour, which the king ordered them to deliver to John Charnels, his clerk, 
or to Ralph de la Pole, his attorney [as at pai/e 162 abnre] and a ship 
in which they arc laded, to be doarrestod without delay and delivered to 
the attorney to be taken to the king, as Andrew Yok, of Sandwich, caused 
them to be arrested to pay for the hire of the houses in which the flour 
was stored. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, or to John Osbcrn, 
supplying his place, and to the sheriff of Worcester. Order to deliver all 
money arising from the sale of the wheat, beans, peas and oats which 



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1339. 



Aug. 28. 
Wimlsor. 



Memhmne 14 — cont. 

belonged to Thomas, late bishop of Worcester, and which were taken into 
the king's hands for his debts, and which the king ordered the escheator to 
have threshed and taken to the port of Bristol [as at pai/e 145 above] to be 
delivered to William de Radonoro, by indenture, without delay, that he 
may take it to Gascony for the king's affairs, as has been enjoined upon 
him by the council, as the king has learned that they have sold the said 
corn and are retaining the money in their possession. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John de Wycombe and Thomas Belecher, collectors of 
customs in the port of Bristol, for their reasonable wages, as they have been 
allowed to other collectors in the realm, having consideration of their 
labours in collecting the king's wool in that port, delivering it to those to 
whom it was assigned and in being attendant upon the lading and 
equipment of the same. By C. 



Aug. 30. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 12. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 10. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

To Richard earl of Arundel and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Southampton. Order to discharge the abbot of Waverle of 
finding a man at arms upon that custody at Portesmuth beyond one whom 
he maintains for the same, as he has long supported divers heavy charges 
in maintaining two such men and other expenses for the defence of those 
parts at the time when alien enemies attacked those parts, and he cannot 
support two such men without the grave depression of his estate and that 
of his house. By C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of John de Poynton appointed by 
John de Veer, earl of Oxford, one of the keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Essex, to array men for that custody in the county, as he cannot find two 
such men for his lands in cos. Wilts and Southampton, so that the keepers 
shall receive a man for his lands in co. Wilts and discharge him of a man 
for his lands in co. Southampton while he is attendant upon the arraying 
of men in co. Essex. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit John de Molyns or his attorneys to lade 50 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp without 
paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him in aid of his expenses in the king's service in parts beyond the sea; 
and the king has learned that John has hitherto been iiupodod by reason of 
the grant of the customs and subsidies in that port to the merchants of the 
societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi, and at the time of the latter grant the 
king did not intend his power to be in any wise restrained thereby. 

By p.s. [11988.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Ortler to permit 
Gerard Bonenseigne, Dinus Forcetti, Peter Byne and their fellows merchants 
of the society of the Bardi, to take the tin now laded by thorn and that 
which they wish to lade there, from that port to parts beyond the seas, 
without paying the inutuion of 20n. a.^iniliare' of tin to the king, taking the 
customary security from them, as they have satisfied the king tor the mutuum 
on the tin which they are now huling ni that port by his Uoonco and givou 
him security to pay the mutuutn to him at his order on the tin to bo ladtxl 
by them there by his licence to bo taken to the said parts. l»y C\ 



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1339. 

Sept. 15. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 27. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 10. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 4. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 80. 
WindBor. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To John de Flete, keeper of the king's victuals in the Tower of London. 
Order to cause certain wine there which has become so putrid that it cannot 
be kept longer, to be sold by the view and testimony of Nicholas de la 
Beche, constable of the Tower, without delay, and to keep the money for 
the king's use. By C. 

To the bailiffs of John duke of Britanny and earl of Richemund, of 
Boston. Whereas the king ordered them to cause all goods and merchandise 
of men of the towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll, Stavere, Campe, Lubike, 
Rostok and Strallesond, to be arrested to the sum of 3001. [as at 2>a//e 42 
above] ; by reason of that order they arrested 30 tuns of oil at 10 marks the 
tun, whereof 10 belonged to John Rede of Lubike, 10 to Henry Swart of 
Rostok and 10 to Tidemannus de Bogh of Strallesond ; and afterwards 
because John, Henry and Tidemannus asserted by their proctors and fellows 
before the council that they were merchants of the German Hanse, and 
they had a charter of the late king, confirmed by the king, that they should 
not be arrested or their goods for any debt for which they were not sureties 
or principal debtors or for any trespass committed by others ; and that 
the towns of Lubik, Rostok and Strallesond are subject to the Roman 
empire and emperor, and they are not bound to obey the counts of 
Guelders and Hainault, the king gave to John de Nesbit, John Lambe and 
the said merchants, a day upon the premises until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next, so that justice might be done after the affair had been 
examined by the king and council, and the king ordered the bailiffs to 
dearrest the tuns and deliver them to the merchants if they should find 
security with which John and John should be satisfied, to have the tuns or 
the price thereof on the said day, unless they could show that they ought 
of right to be dearrested ; and because the said towns are of the Roman 
Empire the king orders the bailiff's to cause the tuns to be dearrested 
and delivered to the merchants if they are of the said towns and not of 
Hardenwyk, Swoll, Stavere and Campe. By p.s. [12000.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to cause 
certain wool received by them from the receivers in cos. Somerset and 
Dorset, to be laded in that port, and to deliver it to William de Radenore 
and the attorney of Anthony Bache, by indenture, to be taken to Gascony, 
in accordance with a former order [as at jyai/e 146 above] . By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause 28 sarplars of wool to be dearrested without 
delay and delivered to John fitz Wauter or to his attorney, to be taken to 
parts beyond the sea in accordance with the king's grant, paying the 
custom and subsidy to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, in parts 
beyond the sea, for the king's use, as certain Serjeants of John, being 
ignorant of the method of the passage of such wool, laded the wool at one 
of John's manors in a ship called * la Xirholas ' without having letters of 
' coket,' for which cause the wool was arrested by the collectors as 
forffit ; but the king has considered that the Serjeants laded the wool as 
aforesaid through ignorance, and that John has found security to pay the 
custom and subsidy to William, as aforesaid. By p.s. [12006.] 

To the bailiffs, citizens and community of Winchester. Order to elect 
a mayor for that city in place of Robert do Farnefold, elected for the 
present year, who came to the exchequer at Westminster and besought the 
king and council to discharge him of that office, as ho cannot assume it 
or govern it on account of the feebleness of his agoing body, and ho dare 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 80. 
\Yindsor. 



Sept. 25. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 11. 
Windsor. 



Membrayic 18 — cont. 

not take it on account of divers causes, considering the changefulness of 
the time. They shall certify the king and council, without delay, of the 
name of the one elected. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Ascelin Simonct to take 2 bales of rabbit 
skins and 2 of serge from that port to parts beyond the sea friendly to the 
king, first receiving the customs due thereon, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him for lending sums of money to him. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The prior and brethren 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England have besought the 
king to order them to be discharged of wool for certain of their churches, 
as they have churches which are not taxed by reason of their poverty, and 
others which do not exceed a taxation of 6 marks, and they have not been 
wont to pay any subsidies thereon, and the treasurer and barons exact 
wool from the prior and brethren for such churches, by reason of the 
grant made at Westminster according to the ordinance made at Northamp- 
ton, the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to supersede the 
[exaction of] wool from such churches until the Purification, so that in the 
meantime the king may cause what is right to be done. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle on Tyne. Order to 
permit William de Hadham, the king's yeoman, or his attorneys to lade 6 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, with- 
out paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's 
grant. By p.s. [11980.] 



MEMBRANE 12. 

Sept. 6. To the bailiffs of Northampton. Order to pay to brother Benedict 

Windsor. bishop of Cardica 25/. of the ferm of the town for Michaelmas term last, 
as the king granted him 50/. yearly of the 77/. 15s. which the proctor of 
the abbess of Fonte^■rault in England was bound to pay for the custody of 
the abbess's lands in England, to hold duruag pleasure in aid of his 
maintenance, and afterwards the king committed to Matilda de Burgo, 
countess of Ulster, the custody of the manor of Grove and other lands of 
the abbess to the value of 77/. 15.s. yearly, to hold so long as the custody 
should remain in the king's hands, in part payment of 200/. yearly which 
the king granted to her, and the king afterwards granted that the bishop 
should have 50/. yearly during pleasure by the hands of the countess, who 
besought the king to grant her the 77/. 15s. entire, and the king granted 
that the bishop should receive the 50/. of the ferm of Northampton, as 
Bobert de Foxton received it. 

Oct. G. To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanapor. Ortler to pay Master 

Windsor. John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, or to his attorney, 20 marks for 

Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 40 

marks yearly for his service as notary in chancery and for his expenses 

therein. By p.s. 

Sept. 28. To the mayor and bailiffs of Wyncholso. Order to pay to Nicholas Byk, 

Windsor. without delay, Gi)/. levieil of the goods and chattels found in certain sliips 

of Ahnain, to repair certain of the king's ships, upttn which certain tallioa 

are levied at the oxchequiu- in disdiargo of the mayor and bailiffs. l\\ (.'. 



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193 



1339. 

Sept. 22. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 26. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 30. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 30. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 7. 

Windsor. 



Me mb rane 1 2 — con t . 

To the coroners in co. Somerset and the knights and others about to 
assemble in the next county [court] there. Order to elect a fit person of 
that county or co. Dorset, as sheriff of the county, having lands in the 
counties, for whom they shall answer, and to inform the king in chancery 
of his name, and let him go to chancery to take the customary oath, 
because it has been ordained by the advice of the council that sheriffs shall 
be elected in the full county [court] from fit and lawful men having lands 
in the county. By the keeper. 

[F(edei'a.] 

The like to the coroners etc. in five other counties, ' mutatis mutandis.' 
[Ibid.] 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Berks of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the exaction 
made upon Adam bishop of Worcester and the men to whom he 
committed certain lands in Spene in that county, for 20s. by reason of 
their goods and chattels in the lands committed to the bishop by the king, 
as for Q58L is. Gd. in which the king was bound to the bishop for his 
wages and expenses in his service in parts beyond the sea, and in 
2131. 10s. 8d. which he paid at the exchequer, the king granted him the 
custody of lands in Spene and of divers manors and lands in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of Laurence son and heir of John de 
Hastynges, tenant in chief of the late king, to hold until Laurence should 
come of age ; and now the king has learned from the bishop's plaint, that 
the collectors assessed him at 20s. for the lands in Spene, and distrain the 
said men for that cause, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. By C. 

To the collectors in co. Essex of the triennial tenth last granted by the 
clergy. Order to supersede the exaction made upon the countess of Ulster 
and Master Henry de la Dale for that tenth, by reason of the possessions in 
England of the abbess of Caen in Normandy, as the king ordered the 
collectors of the tenth in the realm to supersede the exactions made upon 
alien priors and others, the custody of whose priories and lands was com- 
mitted to them for rendering a yearly ferm, and afterwards the king 
granted the custody of the abbess's possessions, which he had committed 
to Philip Bonvallet, her proctor, for rendering 200/. yearly, to the countess 
in part satisfaction for debts in which he was bound to her, and to Henry, 
to hold so long as the custody should remain in the king's hands, to the 
value of 2001. yearly, and now the king has learned that the collectors 
exact the tenth from the countess and Henry. By C. 

The like by several writs to the collectors of the tenth in cos. Norfolk, 
wilts, Dorset and Gloucester. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas do 
la Despense, the king's yeoman, 101. for Michaelmas term last in accor- 
dance with the king's grant to him of 20/. in recompence for the lands of 
William de Bredon in co. Derby. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver payment or an assignment to R. bishop of London, for 
200/., as the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London took 50 sacks of wool of co. Essex from him according to 
the grant made at Westminster and the ordinance made at Northampton, 
as is found by the certificate of the collectors sent into chancery, and 

16634 H 



194 



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1339. 



Oct. G. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 18. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 12 — vont. 

lately at the bishop's suit, beseeching that payment might be made to him 
for the price of the wool, extended at 250^, according to the price of wool 
in CO. Essex, the king promised to pay him and caused 50/. to be allowed 
to him in the triennial tenth last granted by the clergy, and the king wishes 
him to be satisfied for the remaining 200Z. 

To the same. Order to cause Peter do Pakenham to have payment or 
assignment of 500Z. if they find that he has not received payment, as the 
king is bound to him in that sum for wine bought by him in divers ports 
and for the carriage of the same to divers places for the time when he was 
supplying the place of Michael Mynyot, late the king's butler, as may 
fully appear by Michael's account. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Nicholas Laueranco of Wilton, who is become blind so 
that he cannot perform the duties of the office. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

Sept. 3. To Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester or to his justice of 

Windsor. Chester or to him who supplies the justice's place. Order to amove his 
hand from 10 acres of land in a plot called ' Overmcrssh ' if they find that 
they are part of a plot granted to Ralph le Botiller of Codyngton by the 
earl, as the king wishing to be informed upon the reason for the taking 
into his hand of Ralph's lands by Thomas Danvers, somethne escheator 
of Chester, ordered him to certify him thereupon, and Thomas returned 
that he had so taken the 10 acres because it was found by an inquisition of 
office that it is a certain plot called Overmersh, whereof one part is in the 
manor of Codyngton and is of Ralph's soil as part of the manor, in which 
plots the earls of Chester used to have an easement, to wit, that all men of 
Wales or elsewhere coming to the king's peace in time of war could lodge 
there for a year and a day without drawing bolts, and Ralph approved 
himself of a part of this plot by the earl's licence by a fine made to him, 
and because Ralph approved himself of 10 acres of land in that plot 
beyond the first approvement, without licence ; and afterwards the king 
learned from Ralph that ho did not approve himself of 10 acres of land 
beyond the first approvement, but that the 10 acres were part of the plot 
first approved by him by licence ; the king therefore ordered Thomas to 
take an inquisition iipon the matter, by which it is found that Ralph 
approved himself nothing in that plot beyond the first approvement and 
that the plot is sufficient for the lodgement aforesaid notwithstanding the 
said approvement, and the king ordered Thomas not to intermeddle further 
with the said 10 acres, and Ralph has informed the king that the one 
supplying the justice's place has taken that land into the duke's hand by 
the escheator of co. Chester, and although Ralph has several times sueil 
for justice before them, they have hitherto delayed to atVonl it, whereujx^n 
he has besought the king to supply a remedy. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Menaudus 
Windsor. lirocas, keeper of the stud this side Trent, whom the king has enjoiutxl 
to cause certain horses of the stud to be kept in that bailiwick until the 
octaves of ^lichaelmas next, hay, oats, litter and othi>r necessaries and 
the customary wages for the keepers of the horses, by indenture, so long as 
they shall remain in the bailiwick. Uy C, 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



195 



1339. 

Sept. 17. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 25. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 2. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 4. 
Wind.-ior. 



Oct. 6. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To William Trussel, escheator this sido Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle farther with the custody of the priory of Merton hy reason of the 
death of the late prior, restoring the issues thereof to the suh-prior and 
convent, having deputed a man to the custody of the great gate of the 
priory, as on its being found by inquisitions post mortem of William some- 
time prior of Merton, taken by divers escheators in cos. Southampton, 
Wilts, Oxford, Berks, Bedford, Buckingham, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, Hertford, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, K(;nt, 
Surrey, Middlesex, Northampton, Rutland, Lincoln, and the city of London 
this side Trent, that the sub-prior and convent had the custody and 
administration from time out of mind, except that the escheators set a 
man at the great gate, in the name of the king's lordship, to stay there 
during the voidance, receiving nothing but his maintenance, the king 
ordered the escheators not to intermeddle further with the temporalities 
of the priory; and on 12 April in the 10th year of the reign the king 
ordered the escheator this side Trent not to intermeddle with the same by 
reason of a voidance. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Fermer, who is steward of John de Veer, earl of 
Oxford, one of the keepers of the maritime land in that county, and who 
is deputed by the earl to do that custody in the earl's place, and he is 
staying there in that custody and yet ho is attendant upon the earl's 
service in the county and without, so that he has not taken heed to exercise 
his office for a long time. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 3d. a day 
to be allowed to William de Langeford, late keeper of the manor of 
Bustlesham, co. Berks, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser the younger 
who forfeited to the late king, who committed it to William, for his wages as 
keeper, if they find that that sum or more was allowed to keepers of the 
manor for their wages, as they delayed to execute a previous order to pay 
William his wages because the order did not contain how much should be 
allowed to him. By C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. The king sends to him Thomas de Bourhunte, 
his huntsman, with a veutrer, a berner, a ' cachekene,' 16 buckhounds and 
6 greyhounds, to stay in that bailiwick, ordering him to pay wages to 
Thomas, 12'/. for himself, for the veutrer 2il., the berner l^d., the 
' cachekene ' 2(1. and for each of the dogs and greyhounds ^d. a day by 
indenture, while they stay there. By C. 

To Nicholas de Bokelond and .John de Alvcton, sheriff of Oxford. 
Order to answer to the king for the money arising from the sale of horses, 
mares and foals of the stud this side Trent, which are called ' rccrouie ' 
and which the king ordered them to sell, answering for the money 
at the exchequer, and to pay the money by indenture to Menaudus 
Brokas, keeper of the said stad, or to his attorney, for the maintenance of 
the stud. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William Bohun, earl of 
Northampton or to his attorney, 100/. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 200/. yearly of the form of 
that city until the reversions of certain lands wliich some hold for 
life, come to his hands. By K. and the whole council in parliament. 



The like to the sheriff of Essex for 50/. 



196 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2339 Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Like order to pay 10/. to the earl for 
the said term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20^ yearly of 
the issues of the county. By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

Oct. 6. To the bailiffs of Lostwithiel or to the keeper of the gaol there. Order 

Wuulsor. Iq release, without delay, John Dreu, mayor of Bodemyn, John Coterell, 
Luke Dony, Ralph le Bere and Richard Roger, burgesses of that town, 
and not to aggrieve their mainpernors, as lately at the suit of the men of 
Bodemyn showing that the town is not a sea port and that the men of the 
town have no ships or mariners and had not been wont to find ships to set 
out in the king's service, and Theobald Trussel, by virtue of the commission 
made to him by William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of 
the Thames towards the west, to arrest all ships for the king's service in 
Cornwall, exacted 4 ships of war from those men and caused them to be 
distrained therefor, and caused the mayor and others to be imprisoned at 
Lostwithiele, and detained there until they should find the ships, and they 
beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he appointed J eginald de 
Botreaux, Richard de Hiwish and Henry de Trethewy to take inquisition 
upon the matter by men of the county, and by inquisition taken by 
Reginald and Henry it is found that Bodemyn is not a sea port and is 6 
leagues and more from the nearest port, and that the men of the town 
have no ship, except that William Scoer, William Scarlet, Roger Blake, 
Thomas le Goldesmyth of Bodemyn and Thomas Gueynt of Lostwithiele 
have a ship in common in the water of Fawy, and that there are no other 
mariners in the town of Bodemyn, and the men of the town have not been 
wont to find a ship in times past, and the mayor and others refused to 
find a ship and were taken by Theobald and are imprisoned at Lostwithiel. 
Proviso that William and the others answer for the ship in the water of 
Fawy, and send it to set out with the king's fleet. By C. 

Aug. 28. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Ordor 

Windsoi-. to permit William Lenglis, the king's yeomen, to lade 100 sacks of wool 
in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp, without paying the 
custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant, because 
he has paid 20s. a sack to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, and 
the king has pardoned him the residue. Byp.s. [12001.] 



MEMBBANE 10. 

Sept. 27. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to arrest all goods and 
Windsor. merchandise of men of the towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll, Stavere and 
Camp found in that town, to the sum of 100/. without delay and to keep 
them under arrest until John de Nesbit and John Lambe are satisfied for 
100/. in part satisfaction of the price of 30 tuns of oil delivered by the 
king's order to John Rede, Heny Swart and Tidemaunus do Bogh by the 
bailiffs of Boston [«.s- at patje 191 above] . The king has ordered the bailiffs 
of Boston to arrest all the goods of merchants of the said towns up to the 
sum of the remaining 200/. By l\ 

Sept. 20. To the sheriff* of Hereford. Order to supersede the execution of a 
Windsor. previous order to take William de Aylinostou and to poriuit him to exorcise 
the office of keeper of the lesser piece of the seal for recognisances of debts 
in the city of Hereford, as the king committed that custody to IJoi^or 
Collyng, citizen of Hereford, to hold during pleasure, and ordered William 
to deliver tho'piece and all things touching the otViee to him, and oi\lertHl 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



197 



1339. 



Oct. 3. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 8. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 5. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

the sheriff to cause William to be imprisoned in the Tower of London if 
he should delay to do this ; and now William has appeared in chancery 
showing the king's letters granting him that custody to hold during good 
behaviour, and beseeching the king to permit him to exercise the office, 
and the king is informed that he has hitherto behaved well in the office. 

ByC. 

To William de Aylineston. Order to exercise the said office. By C. 



Order to Roger not to intermeddle further with the office. 



ByC. 



To the bailiffs of Lynn. Order to supersede the execution of the king's 
order to take the goods and merchandise of men and merchants of the 
towns of Lubyk, Rostok and Strallesond, until process has been made 
against the lords and Schepen (Scabinos) of those towns for justice to 
John de Nesbit and John Lambe, as has hitherto been customary in such 
case, provided that the order remain in force for the men of the towns of 
Hardenwyk, Swoll, Stavere and Campe, as the king ordered the bailiffs of 
Boston to de-arrest 30 tuns of oil and deliver them to certain merchants of 
Lubyk, Rostok and Strallesond [as at pafjt 191 above]. By p.s. 

The like * mutatis mutandis,' to the following : — 
The mayor and bailiffs of Blakeneye. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The bailiffs of Ravenesere. 
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Hildebrand Sutherman, John Suther- 
man his brother, Henry Wale, Thilemannus de Revle and John Sutherman 
the younger, merchants of Almain, to lade 300 sacks of wool in that port 
and take them to the staple at Andewerp, without paying the custom and 
subsidy thereon, in accordance with a previous order which they have not 
yet obeyed, as the merchants have paid 2 marks a sack to the king in parts 
beyond the sea for his affairs. By p.s. [11976.] 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston for the same 
for 500 sacks. By the same writ. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. Order to supersede the execution 
of an order from Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the 
mouth of the Thames towards the north, to levy 60^. of Hugh de 
Reppcs, and to arrest Hugh, if they find that the king ordered them to 
deliver a ship of Almain taken in war by certain men of Lenn and brought 
to the port of Hecham, and which Hugh found derelict {sine rer/imine) with 
the sail, anchor, and two cables, to the merchants of Almain to whom it 
belonged, and if they find by recognisance of the merchants or otherwise that 
Hugh made satisfaction for the mast, sail, anchor, cables and other things 
taken by him from the ship, as Hugh has besought the king to provide a 
remedy, as he was charged by Robert to find a ship of his called ' la Trinite ' of 
Lenn to be made ready for war to set out with the other ships of that fleet, and 
because the mast of his ship had been broken by a strong wind, when 
previously in the king's service, Hugh took the mast from the said ship 
of Almain with the sail, anchor and two cables, and caused his own ship 
to be made ready for the king's service, and although Hugh bought the 
ship of Alrnain from the merchants to whom the king ordered him to 
deliver it with all its goods and tackle and the merchandise therein, and 



198 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 



satislied them for the price of the ship, mast, anchor and cables, yet the 
admiral, assertinj,^ that the ship had been forfeited to the king, caused 
Hugh to be assessed at 00/, for the mast, etc. taken by him, and ordered 
the 60/. to be levied of his goods and chattels by the mayor and bailifi's, 
Nvhom he directed to arrest and imprison Hugh. 



Oct. 6. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

Oct. 6. To John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, collectors of the custom 

Windsor. of wool, hides and wool-fcUs in the port of London. Order to pay to John 
de Uys, 68.s-., if they find that they are due to him, as the king is bound to 
him in that sum received from him on loan by the collectors' hands of 
8 ' miliaria,' 400 pounds of tin, charged in a ship of Peter Sconemati in 
that port, to be taken to parts beyond, to be paid to him at Midsummer in 
the 12th year of the reign, as may appear by the king's letters, in John's 
possession, under the coket seal. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan, 20/. 
for INIichaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 
40/. yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 20/. to 
the sheriff of York, if they find that he paid that sum to Joan in 
accordance with the preceding order. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Ralph de Coten and Richard Suderland, merchants, or their attorneys, to 
lade 155 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at 
Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance 
with the king's grant, because they paid 155/. to William de la Pole for 
the king's affairs. No ship ordained to set out with the king's fleet shall 
go with that merchandise before the fleet has set out and returned. 

By p.s. [12014.] 

Oct. 10. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Windsor. of London. Order to permit William de Aynesford or his attorneys to 
lade 20 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp. 
according to previous order, 10 sacks quit of the custom and subsidy, in 
recompence of 20/. of the 20/. yearly in which the king is bound to him 
during the truce with Scotland, and to pay custom and subsidy on the 
remaining 10 sacks to William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, in 
parts beyond the sea. By p.s. 

July 12. To the same. Order to permit Baudinus do Bonacourse. Marinus 

Kennington. Baldewynet, merchants of Florence, and Arnold de Aldyngham, merchant 
of Malyns, to lade 300 sacks of wool in that port and take thorn to 
Brabant or Flanders, allowing the 60,s. a sack duo thereon to thorn in part 
satisfaction of 13,000 llorinsof Florinco received from thorn on loan by the 
king for his alfairs, each florin being extended at 3n. sterling, as the king 
granted that such allowance should bo made to thom on GoO sacks of thoir 
wool in full satisfaction of the said debt. l>y p.s. [IIOIO.J 

Sept. 1. To the taxors and collectors in co. Norfolk of the triennial tenth and 

Windsor. fifteenth graiitoil by the laity. Order to pay to John de Norwioo or to his 

attorney, 200/. assigned to him by the assent of the council in Kugland. 

in part payment of a great sum in which the king is bound to him for 



13 EDWAKD 111.— I'Ara- '2. 



199 



1339. 



Oct. 12. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



July 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



July 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

the time when ho was in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaino, of 
which sum he has not yet obtained payment by reason of the revocation of 
assignments made by the king and council. By p.s. [12005.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the collectors for what they shall be found to have paid to 
John by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Banduchus Maskerel and Bonacurs' Balbayn 
to lade 4 bales of blanket, serge, hare skin and rabbit skin in that port and 
take them to the staple at Andewerp, having received the custom and 
subsidy due thereon from them, so that no ship ordained for the king's 
fleet shall take them until the fleet has set out and returned. By C. 

To the prior of St. Ives, deputed to collect wool in divers archdeaconries 
according to the grant made at Westminster and the ordinance made at 
Northampton. Order to cause the tenth for the third year of the triennial 
tenth granted by the clergy, and the tenth granted by them in convocation 
to be levied of the prior, convent and obedientiarii of the abbey of Rameseye, 
and to supersede the exaction made upon them for paying wool, as they 
have besought the king to provide a remedy, as certain of their manors, 
churches, benefices and lands, separated from the portion of the abbot, are 
assigned for their maintenance, and although they hold them so and are 
ready to pay the aforesaid tenths, yet the collector distrains them to pay 
the wool for the king's use. Proviso that the abbot shall pay what he 
owes according to the aforesaid grant and ordinance. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
prior of St. Ives and the prior, convent and obedientiarii of the abbey of 
Rameseye of the said wool, if they find the matter to be as aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to cause seals called ' coket ' to be made for the 
collection of the old and new customs at Kaernervan, and for the tronage 
of wool and other such merchandise there, without delay, because the king 
is informed that merchants and others lade wool and other customable 
merchandise in divers ports and places in North Wales and other northern 
parts and take them thonco to parts beyond the sea without paying custom 
thereon, because there is no certain place there for the collection of 
customs or coket seal for the same, and the king has ordained by the 
advice of the council that customs shall be collected at Kaernervan and 
that collectors shall be appointed by him there. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause measures of bushels, gallons, ells and 
others and weights by which things are bought and sold, agreeing 
with the standard weights in England, and weights (lihrauiina) to be made 
and to be sent to places in North Wales as they shall see fit, and the men 
of those parts shall use these measures and weights according to the 
ordinance of the justice of North Wales or of him who supplies his place 
and of the chamberlain there, as the king has learned that the men of 
those parts use weights and measures not agreeing with the standards. 
[Fmdera.] By the keeper and C. 



200 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Oct. 8. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 6. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 4. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 8. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 8. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to pay to Reginald de 
Cobham or to his attorney the arrears of 140^. yearly from 4 
September in the 12th year of the reign and to pay that sum henceforth, 
as the king granted to him to maintain himself suitably as a banneret, 400 
marks of land and rent yearly for life, and afterwards granted him the manor 
of Cippenham, co. Buckingham, to the value of 64^. yearly and a yearly ferm 
of 55^ due from the town of Great Yarmouth, to hold for life in part 
satisfaction of the 400 marks, and on 4 September of the said 12th year, 
the king granted him 140^ yearly of the issues of those counties in part 
satisfaction, to be received yearly until he should be provided with 140Z. 
yearly of land or rent in a suitable place in the realm. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay 200Z. 
to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton or to his attorney, for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400?. 
yearly of the issues of those customs. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 151. of 
150^ 

The like to the collectors in the port of Boston for 151. of 1501. 

To the bailiffs and lawful men of Great Yarmouth. Order to pay to 
Reginald de Cobham or to his attorney the arrears of 551. yearly of the ferm 
of that town which the king granted to him [as above] and to pay the 551. 
yearly to him henceforth. 

To John de Weston, keeper of the isle of Wight and to John de 
Wyndesore receiver of the money to be paid for the wages of men at arms 
and others staying there in the king's service. Order to admit William de 
Burmyngham of Ireland, whom the king is sending to the island with 
other lieges, to stay there, as has been enjoined upon him by the council, 
to whom also the king has caused 100s. to be delivered upon his expenses. 
John de Wyndesore is to pay him such wages as are allowed to other lieges 
staying there, for himself and a man at arms, for the time that they stay 
there, when the lOO*-. are expended. By the keeper and C. 

William Hayne, imprisoned at Devises for trespass of vert and venison 
in the forest of Melkesham, has the king's writ to the keeper of the Forest 
this side Trent or to him who supplies his place in Melkesham forest, to 
bail him until the next eyre. 

To the sheriff' of Kent. Order to deliver 20 marks to the merchants of 
the society of the Bardi in part payment of a greater sxmi in which the 
king is bound to them, as the king assigned to them divers sums of money 
upon the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted by the laity in divers 
counties, and caused tallies thereupon to be levied in the names of the 
collectors of the same and delivered to the merchants, and the king 
ordered the collectors to pay the money to the merchants, and although 
they agreed to lend the king money for his aft'airs in parts beyond the se», 
yet Henry Gisors and Roger de Marynes, collectors in co. Kent, have 
delayed to pay them, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff to induce the 
collectors to pay the merchants [(is at pacfe 177 above] ; and the shoritT has 
returned that the collectors ha\o paid 50/. to the merchants, and refuse to 
pay more, wherefore the sherill" has taken 20 marks of their gootls and 
chattels into the king's hands. By C. 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



201 



1339. 



Sept. 26. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 15. 
Eennington. 



Oct. 18. 
Kenninglon. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to the merchants of the societies 
of the Bardi and Peruzzi, 101. which he took into the king's hands of the 
goods of Ralph Sauvage, William de Orlaston, Thomas de Rokesle, the 
elder, Stephen de Delham and John de Cusyngton, collectors of wool in 
that county, because they refused to pay money to the merchants, in 
accordance with the king's orders [as at page 176 above'] . By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to brother 
Benedict, bishop of Cardica, 501., allowing them to the bailiffs of Northamp- 
ton, whom the king ordered to pay that sum to him [as at page 192 
above] . By the keeper. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to cause a ship called 
' la Seint Jak ' of Bayonne to be dearrested without delay and permit 
Domenic de Burdeg[alia] master thereof to take it to Gascony, so that he 
may lade it with wine and return to the realm, as Domenic has besought 
the king to order this to be done, as he brought the ship, laden with salt 
and other victuals in the port of Bordeaux, to the port of Bristol, for the 
maintenance of the king's lieges of those parts, and he and the mariners of 
the ship before it was taken from Bordeaux, promised before the seneschal 
of Gascony and the mayor of Bordeaux that they would return immediately 
the ship had been unloaded, for the king's service, taking oath thereupon, 
and now the ship is arrested by the mayor and bailififs by reason of an 
order of William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the west. • By C. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to pay to Edith, late the 
wife of Richard Whitot, butler of the late king's household, the arrears of 
6/. yearly which the king granted to her for life on 20 February in the 
12th year of the reign for her maintenance and that of her children, from 
the said 20 February, and to pay the Gl. yearly henceforth so long as he is 
sheriff. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Katherine daughter of William Due of Brussels {Bru.rcella) and to Henry 
Estor her son, or to their attorneys, 50^. from Midsummer last, in accord- 
ance with the king's grant to them on 5 March last for their homage, of 
\00l. yearly of those customs, until he should provide them with lOOZ. of 
land or rent yearly in the realm. 



Oct. 1.3. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 12. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment or an assign- 
ment to be made to Richard Talebot, banneret, keeper of Berwick upon 
Tweed, of 870Z. 4s. as the king is bound to him in that sum for his wages 
and those of five knights, fifty-four men at arms, twenty hobelers and sixty 
archers whom be retained in garrison in that town from 24 May last until 
14 August, for 88 days at 4s. a day for himself, 2.s-. for each of the knights, 
\%l. for each man at arms, id. for each hobeler and dd. for each archer, as 
may fully appear, he says, by a bill in his possession under the seal of 
Robert de Tughale, chamberlain of Berwick. By C. 

To John de Stafford and Richard de Venables. Order to levy the 
triennial tenth and fifteenth in co. Stafford, as although the king lately 
appointed them for this with John de Weston he has now learned that John 
is so weak and broken by age that he cannot travail concerning the 
premisea. By C. 



202 



CALENDvVR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 
Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 13. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 19. 

Kenniugton. 



Oct. 17. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 22. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 21. 
Kennuigton. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Thomas de 
Staunton, chaplain of the king's chapel, 11. \Qs. hi. if they find that the 
king is bound to hiui in 11. lOs. 5(/. for his wages allowed on the roll of the 
Marshalsca between the last day of August in the 11th year of the reign, 
and 11 July following, and for his robes for the same time and for replacing 
his horses, as may appear, he says, by a bill in his possession under the seal 
of Edmund de la Bcche, late keeper of the wardrobe. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the victuals which the king 
ordered to be purveyed in aid of the maintenance of the mariners and other 
men in ships and escomariis of that bailiwick, about to set out in the 
company of William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the west, to be purveyed with all speed and distributed 
among the said mariners and men by the advice of the admiral, in aid of 
their maintenance in the said service. By C. 

The like to the sherifl' of Surrey and Sussex. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Surrey of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. The men of Hertindonescombe have 
besought the king to have consideration for their estate, as the town was 
lately burned by certain malefactors and all the goods and chattels there 
were plundered and destroyed, and the inhabitants have for the most part 
withdrawn, so that the men do not suffice to pay so great a sum for their 
portion of the fifteenth as all the inhabitants were wont to pay before the 
burning ; the king therefore orders the collectors to go to the town and to 
cause the men to be assessed for the fifteenth, considering both the king's 
advantage and the estate of the men, and to collect the fifteenth of them 
according to that assessment. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause William 
son and heir of John de Northgrove, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all 
the lands of which his father, at his death, was seised in his demesne as of 
fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has 
taken his fealty for those lands and given him respite for his homage until 
the Purification next, unless he return from parts beyond the sea in the 
meantime. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with William le dyvour for the time when he was in the 
king's service at Southampton for making engines and springalds there for 
the defence of the town, by the king's order, and to pay him what they 
find to be due to him beyond the 40^. which the king lately ordered the 
treasurer and chamberlains to pay to him. By C. 

To the same. Order to account with Robert do Morle, admiral of the 
fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, for the time when 
he was in the king's service as admiral and to pay him what is due to him 
beyond the money received by him upon wages or his fee in that office. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to su^H^rsede the 
order directing him to deliver to Laurence son and heir of John de 
Ilastyngos, tenant in chief, the manors and lands of his inheritance 
committed to A. bishop of Worcester on 22 April in the oth year of the 
reign [see at paije 6G above] and to cause those laiuls to be restored to the 
bishop, to hold until Laurence shall come of age ; as the bishop has 
complained in the present parliament at Westminster that the esohoator 
demanded those lauds of him to bo delivered to Laureuoo against the form 



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of the said commission, and the matter being brought before the council in 
the said parliament, it seemed that the bishop ought not to be amoved 
from that custody against his will before Laurence is come of age. 

By the keeper and C. 

Oct. 25. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which 

Kennington. Alice late the wife of John de Multon of Egremound, tenant in chief, held 
in dower of John's inheritance, restoring the issues thereof to Joan late 
the wife of Robert son of Walter eldest sister and heir of John, to 
Elizabeth second sister and heir and to Walter de Bermyngham her hus- 
band, and to Margaret, third sister and heir and to Thomas de Lucy her 
husband, as on '29 April in the 12th year of the reign the king took the 
homage of Joan, Walter and Thomas for the purparties of Joan, Elizabeth 
and Margaret, and ordered the purparties to be delivered to them, as 
appears by inspection of the chancery rolls. 
The like order to Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. 

Oct. 26. To the sheriif of Southampton. Order to cause the defects in the 

Keaaington. houses and buildings in Porchestcr castle, to be repaired up to 20 marks 

by the view and testimony of the abbot of Tychefeld. By C. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise on the Close Roll of the 

\Zth year. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audeleye, earl 

Kennington. of Gloucester, 10^. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 201. yearly of the issues of that county. 



MEMBRANE 6. 



Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Windsor. exaction made upon John de Ripariis of Lovershale for 12 marks, as he, 
Laurence de Coupemanthorp of co. York, and William de Hirthyngton of 
CO. Cambridge, on 20 July in the 1st year of the reign, acknowledged in 
chancery that they owed 12 marks to the king, for the marriage of 
Elizabeth, Eleanor, Isabella and Alice, daughters and heirs of Robert de 
Welerynton, tenant in chief of the late king, and of Margery, Robert's 
wife, and although John, to whom the king committed the custody of two 
parts of Robert's manor of Eton, to hold until the heirs should come of 
ago, with their marriage, paid the 12 marks to Henry Fauconberge, late 
sheriff of York, who answered therefor in his account, yet the treasurer 
and barons distrain John for 12 marks, because in the extracts of the 
chancery rolls of that year, the title upon the enrolment of the king's 
letters is ' per fuieia duodecim rnarcaruiii uride fineoi fecit in canri'llaria,' 
although the 12 marks are the same as those by which the aforesaid 
recognisance was made. JJy C. 

Oct. ]'j. To the collectors of the new custom of 3d. in the pound in the port of 

Windsor. London. Order to permit Guy de la Choche and Ambrose de Scne, 

merchants of Lombardy, to take H bales of serge and tapet of ' worstede ' 

to parts deyond the sea in the king's friendship, receiving from them the 

custom due thereupon, in accordance with the king's grant to them. 

ByC. 



204 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Oct. 13. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 16. 

Kcniiini'ton. 



Oct. 16. 

Kcnnington. 



Oct. 20. 
Kennington. 



Oct. 23. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 28. 

Kenninffton. 



Oct. 20. 

Kennington. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to expend up to 20 marks of the 
ferm which they ought to pay at the exchequer at Michaelmas next, in 
repairing the walls, towers, turrets, bridges, houses and other buildings of 
Scardeburgh castle, by the view and testimony of Henry de Percy, 
constable of the castle, or of him who supplies his place there. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the abbot 
and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, 50 marks due by them to the 
king for Michaelmas term last in part payment of 600 marks in which they 
were bound to the king for the custody of the temporalities of the abbey 
during the last voidance, in recompence for 50 marks which the king 
received from them on loan by the hands of Robert de Wodehous, his 
clerk, and of his chamberlains for his passage to parts beyond the sea and 
which he promised to pay to them at All Saints last. By C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John, parson of 
Stybyngton church, 50.s-. w^hich the king promised on 10 July last to pay 
to him at Michaelmas last, as John de Ravele and his fellows, lately 
appointed to collect the moiety of wool in co. Huntingdon, charged them- 
selves with a moiety of a sack of wool of the price of 50s., taken from the 
parson, as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Blakholhey to be elected in place of Thomas de Helpiston, who is insuffi- 
ciently qualified. 

To Hugh de Ulceby, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue, 6 tuns of wine 
of the right prise in that port, in accordance with the king's grant to her 
of 6 tuns yearly, to be received in that port by the hands of the butler, during 
pleasure. By letter of the keeper. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
manor of Yerdele, co. Northampton, to be resumed into the king's hand 
and delivered to William de Herle, together with the rents and issues 
thereof, to hold until Laurence, son and heir of John de Hastyng, tenant 
in chief, shall come of age ; as the king granted the custody of the manor 
to William, for his good service to the late king, to hold as aforesaid, with- 
out rendering anything therefor, and afterwards, because the escheator 
amoved William therefrom and delivered the manor to Laurence, in 
accordance with the king's order, at the suit of William showing that 
prejudice had been done to him thereby, the king ordered the escheator to 
retain the rents of the tenants of the manor for Michaelmas term last, and 
other issues, until it had been determined by the council whether they ought 
to pertain to William or to Laurence ; and the king's letters and onier being 
examined before the council in the present parliament, it seemed to the 
council that the king is bound to maintain the grant to William. 

By the duke [of Cornwallj and the whole council in parliament. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Look. 
CO. Stafford, restoring the isssues thereof to the abbot of Doulaorws, 
as the escheator returned that he had taken the manor into the king's 
hands because he had found by inquisition of oiVice that Kiohivrd, a formtvr 
abbot acquired it of Kanulph, earl of Chester, after the publication of the 
statute of mortmain, without licence ; and afterwards at the abbot's suit 



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1339. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Kennington. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

showing that Richard acquired the manor of the earl after the publication 
of the statute and beseeching the king to amove his hand therefrom, tbo 
king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by 
which it is found that the earl founded the abbey 60 years before the 
statute and in his charter of foundation conferred the manor on the abbot 
and monks, to hold in frankalmoin, and Richard, who was the first abbot, 
and his successors were in peaceful seisin thereof, and that the earl held 
the manor of the king's progenitors as parcel of co. Chester ; and 
Henry III and the late king confirmed the grant of the manor by letters 
which the present king has confirmed by his charter. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 299 
indentures concerning the quantity of wool taken from divers merchants 
of the realm, made between the merchants and Reginald de Conductu and 
John de la Pole, supplying the place of William de la Pole, deputed to 
receive the wool in parts beyond the sea, which indentures the king is 
sending to them in a hanaper under the seal of R. bishop of London, the 
chancellor, and further to do what the affairs require, as the merchants are 
prosecuting certain affairs touching the takmg of their wool and the 
accounts which they and others are about to render, and without view of 
the indentures these things cannot be duly done. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to supersede the demand made upon Stephen le Blound, the king's 
clerk, to pay 126Z. 1 mark for the king's use, if they find that those sums 
were delivered to him and to Henry de Chesterton, clerk, and that they 
did not receive any such sum in the late king's wardrobe or exchequer, as 
Stephen has shown the king that whereas Ingelard de Warle, sometime 
keeper of the late king's wardrobe is charged in 8,665Z. 15s. 11*/. delivered 
to him by a writ of liberate containing 10,000Z., of 126Z. 1 mark delivered 
to Stephen and Henry on the last day of October in the 6th year of that 
reign, to wit 60Z. upon the expenses of the household in Wyndesore park 
and 100 marks upon the same in Wyndesore castle, and although Henry 
delivered that sum in the wardrobe on that day, as may appear by a book 
of Ingelard called the journal of the wardrobe for that year, which is in 
the exchequer, yet the treasurer and barons exact that money from Stephen 
because it is found before them that he and Henry received those sums as 
a prest of the wardrobe upon the late king's expenses in the said park and 
castle and because there was no mention in the prest that the money was 
delivered to them as aforesaid. By C. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

Oct. 18. To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, before the king. Whereas the king ordered them to proceed to the final 
discussion of a plea between the king and Griffin de Cauntyton, arcudeacon 
of Kermerdyn, concerning 22 acres of land called ' Lercedekeneslond ' in 
Kermerdyn [as a« /^a'/e 14H above], and although an inquisition thereupon 
was taken before Robert de Scardoburgh, one of the justices, and Griffin 
has several times requested them to proceed to the final discussion of the 
affair, and render judgment thereon, they have delayed to do so, wherefore 
the king orders them to view his order and the inquisition and the record 
and process held in that plea, and to proceed to render judgment without 
delay, notwithstanding that the land is in the king's hands and that the 
plea touches him. By C. 



206 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Oct. 21. 

Westrains^c. 



Oct. 22. 

Keiinin<'ton, 



Oct. 18. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 22. 
Kennington. 



Oct. 2G. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 28. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 27. 

Westniinater 



Menibravc 5 — cont. 

To Thomas cle Metham, cscheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to Robert 
de Maulo, the king's yeoman, such wages as Robert del Hill of Clipston, 
received for the custody of the king's manor and park of Clipston in Shir- 
wode, which on 16 May last the king granted to Robert to hold for life as 
Robert del Hill held it. 

To William do Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Salop. Whereas the king ordered them to continue all assizes of novel 
disseisin arranied against John son of John de Cherleton, on the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea in the same state in which they then were, 
while he was staying in the said parts [as in this Calendar, 12 Eduard III, 
pa(jc 389], they delayed to take an assize of novel disseisin arramed against 
him and John de Cherleton and Hawisia his wife and others contained in 
the original writ concerning tenements in Great Meleneok, Thledroth, 
Kithleveno, Straderernoy, Thlanershemeris, Bodenwal, Thlannegheyn, 
Dolwaur, Codwynnayn, Roulas, Garthboulgh and Pennyrth, by Thomas 
Retheryk, knight, the king orders the justices to examine the record and 
process of the assize, and if they find that Hawisia placed herself therein 
as tenant of the manor of Dynas and that the assize against John son of 
John and the others was considered by their default, and if they find by 
the assize that John son of John had nothing in the manor on the day of 
the impetration of the assize, and that he set out to parts beyond the sea 
after the assize against him and the others was considered, then to pro- 
ceed to take the assize with all speed, notwithstanding the previous order. 

By pet. of parliament. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to supersede the 
distraint made upon John de Segrave of Folkestan and the taking into the 
king's hands of the manor of Lodenehalle, co. Norfolk, as John, acquired 
the manor of John de Segrave his father who acquired it in fee of Roger 
Bigod earl of Norfolk and marshal of England who hold it in chief of 
Edward I, without the licence of the king his father or grandfather, and 
the king pardoned the said trespasses by a fine which John the son made 
with him, and granted that he should hold the manor without let or 
hindrance, and he has informed the king that the cscheator distrains him 
for his homage and fealty and intends to take the manor into the kmg's 
hands, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the 
king has now taken John's fealty and has given him respite for his 
homage until the king's return to England. By C. 

To the sheriti" of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Reginald lo Forester of Bedyngton who is attendant 
upon divers afi'airs of the king, so that he cannot exorcise the duties of 
that otlice. 

To the sheriti" of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght 2^ marks 6s. Sd. for Michaelmas term last in 
accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 nuxrks yearly of the issues of 
that county, in recompenco for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, 
which the king assigned to Queen Isabella for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 24 marks 
G.s. 8(/. to be allowed to the sheriff of York if he has paid that sum to 
Margery by virtue of the preceding order. 

To tho Hiinui. Ordtu' to cause allowance to ho mado to WilU.'Viu do 
I'onte Fracto and Hugh \o Marbrer, lately oloctoil shoritVs of Loudon and 
Middlesex, to act from Michaelmas in the Tith yeiur of tho rtMgn until 



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1339. 



Nov. 4. 
Chiltern 
Langley. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

Michaelmas following, in the ferm of the city, of 225Z., as they have 
besought the king to provide for their indemnity, by their petition before 
him and his council showing that whereas they are charged to pay 315^. 
for the ferm for that year, and the greater part thereof is accustomed to 
arise from the customs of wool, hides, and wool-fells, and other merchandise, 
William and Hugh have been prevented from receiving such customs 
by reason of the king's prohibition against the exportation of such 
merchandise and by reason of the war ; and by examination of Henry 
Darcy, mayor of the city, of John de Causton, one of the collectors of the 
great custom there and of six other aldermen of the city before the council, 
it is found that William and Hugh were prevented from receiving such 
customs in their year of office, up to the sum of 250^. 

By the keeper and C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage and 40 acres of land in Polyng, restoring 
the issues thereof to Agnes, late the wife of Richard Indewyne, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard at his death 
held no lands in chief, but that he held the said lands jointly with Agnes, 
of Roger de Bavent by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

Oct. 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Windsor. of London. Order to permit John atte Yate of Bruggenorth and John de 
Harcleye to lade 100 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple 
at Andcwerp without paying the custom and subsidy due thereon, in 
accordance with a previous order, as they paid 2 marks a sack to William 
de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, and the king has pardoned them the 
residue. By p.s. 

Sept. 19. To the same. Order to permit Joan de Moubray to take 20 sacks to the 

Windsor. staple without paying custom and subsidy, in accordance with the king's 

grant to her. By p.s. [1201G.] 

Oct. 20. To William Lenglish, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, or to him 

Westminster, who supplies his place there. Order to render his account to be audited 

in the king's chamber. By C. 

Sept. .30. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
Windsor. of London. Order to deliver to John le Sturmy two sacks of wool, cheese 
and 20 quarters of wheat, as he has besought the king to pardon him and 
cause this to be done, as Laurence Burelle, John's serjeant, master of a 
ship called ' la Xirholaa ' of Iladdelogh, lately laded the wool, cheese, and 
wheat in that ship to take them to parts beyond the sea in aid of the 
maintenance of John and his men in the king's service there, and the 
ship, wool, cheese and wheat are arrested as forfeit, because the wool was 
not coketted. By p.s. [12025.] 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause John Lesturmy or 

WfcstininKter. his attorney to have payment for the said 2 sacks of wool, as the king 

ordered the said collectors to deliver the sacks to him, and they have 

showed that before the order reached them they delivered them to tlie 

treasurer and they received nothing of the cheese and wheat. I>y C. 



208 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 
Oct. 17. 

Kennington 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 10. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Kennington. 



Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the same. Order to give payment or assignment to William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle, for the wages 
which they shall find him to have paid to twenty men at arms at 12(/. a 
day each, forty armed men at Gd. a day each and forty archers at SJ. a day 
each whom he retained in that castle by the king's order from the gule of 
August last until Michaelmas following. By C. 



To the same. Order to pay wages to forty men at arms and one 
thousand hobelers of co. Cumberland, and to twenty four men at arms and 
two hundred hobelers of co. Westmorland who set out to Scotland to raise 
the siege of Perth, to attack the Scots and defend the realm from in- 
cursions in the company of Edward king of Scotland by the ordinance of 
the council, with Anthony de Lucy, Gilbert de Umframvyll earl of 
Anegos, Henry de Percy, Ralph de Nevyll, Richard Talebot aiid other 
lieges, and remained in that service for three weeks, as Henry and Ralph 
have certified to the king. By bill to the treasurer. 

[Fceihra.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Whereas the king 
lately granted to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, to take 100 
sacks of wool from that port to Andcwerp, paying the custom and subsidy 
to William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe, and ordered the 
collectors to permit him to do this, the king orders the collectors that if 
the 100 sacks were laded before the prohibition of the export of wool 
then to permit the earl to take them as aforesaid in ships not ordained for 
the king's service. By C. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause 61. 12s. to be allowed to Simon de Brunesford 
of London, in the custom and subsidy on his wool to be taken from that 
port to the staple at Andewerp, if they find that the king is bound to him 
in that sum received by them on loan for the king's use, as may appear, 
Simon says, by the king's letters patent under the coket seal, in his 
possession. By C. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to pay to William de Radenore, the 
king's yeoman, 100>s. for Michaelmas term last in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 10^ yearly at the exchequer, which the king after- 
wards caused to be assigned to him of the issues of that county. 

To Robert de Tughale, chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed. Order to 
cause a ship called ' la Mariole ' of Brydelyngton, to be delivered to the 
prior of Brydelyngton or his attorney together with the tackle thereof, as 
lately at the prior's suit showing that he had caused that ship, by which he 
was wont to carry timber, brushwood, victuals and other necessaries from 
his manors and other parts of the realm to the priory, to be hired to John 
Cokerel of Molscroft near Beverley and to Stephen son of John de Thornton 
of Hoton, merchants, for a term now past, and the ship was forfeited 
because it was found before Henry do Percy and his fellows api^>oiute<.l to 
enquire concerning wool takc>n out of the realm against the king's 
prohibition, that John and Stephen and John son of Nicholas le Spioor of 
Beverley put wool in the ship at Hortburn and took it fraudulently to pjirts 
beyond, although the prior had nothing except the tackle of the ship 
therein ; and he beseeching the king to provide a remedy, the king 
appointed Robert do Scardoburgh, Ralph de llastyng and John do 
Shirburn to take an inquisition on the matter by men of co. York ; and bv 
the inquisition taken by Ralph and John it is found that the ship Mong?* 



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Membrane 4 — cont. 



to the prior and was hired to John and Stephen from SS. Peter and Paul 
in the 12th year of the reign until Michaelmas following, for 20^. upon 
condition that they should not take the ship with merchandise to parts 
beyond, against the king's prohibition, and the prior had no goods and 
chattels therein when John, Stephen and John took the ship as aforesaid, 
and that the prior was in no way guilty of the said fraud. Proviso that 
the prior shall answer for anything which the king may have expended in 
repairing the ship. By C. 



Oct. 16. 
Kennington. 



Oct. 16. 

Kennington. 

Oct. 23. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE 3. 

To the bailiffs of Blakeneye. Order to arrest all goods and merchandise 
of men of the towns of Hardenwyk, Swoll, Staver and Camp found in their 
port, up to 40Z. and detain them until John de Nesbyt and John Lambe are 
satisfied for the same, and to inform the king of the goods so arrested ; as 
the king ordered the bailiffs of Boston to restore 30 tuns of oil to John 
Eede, Henry Swart and Tidemannus de Bogh [as at jjat/e 191 above] and 
now at the request of the count of Guelders the king has ordered a ship of 
Hardenwyk, of which Tidemannus was master, arrested by them to be 
restored to Tidemannus [as at paije 196 above'] but the king wishes the 
order to arrest the goods of men of the aforesaid towns to remain in force. 

By p.s. 

To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Like order up to the sum of 50/. By p.s. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to supersede the 
livery to Laurence de Hastyngg kinsman and co-heir of Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke, of the castle, manors, towns, comotes, rents, profits and 
grange committed to Elizabeth de Burgo late the wife of Roger Damory 
and executrix of his will and if he has delivered them he shall cause them 
to be resumed into the king's hand without delay and restored to Elizabeth 
together with the issues thereof, to be kept until Laurence shall come of 
age ; as on 20 May in the 5th year of the reign, the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer to pay to William de Burgo, earl of 
Ulster, 500 marks of the wardships and marriages in the king's hand 
or of those which should come into the king's hand within two 
years, as is found by inspection of the chancery rolls, and Anthony de 
Pessaigne, knight, assigned 1,500^ to Elizabeth of the 8,141^. 8.s. 6(/. in 
which the late king was bound to him for divers causes, for a like sum in 
which Anthony was bound to Roger, and for the said 1,500^. the letters for 
which Elizabeth surrendered to chancery, and the 500 marks to the earl, 
Elizabeth's son, which she undertook to pay to the earl for the king and 
for 250 marks which Elizabeth paid to the king at the exchequer the king 
granted to her the custody of all the following lands which belonged to 
Aymer de Valencia, sometimes earl of Pembroke in Wales, to wit : 
Pembroke castle, not extended beyond the reprises ; the town of Pembroke, 
extended at 86/. 16.S. Qd. yearly; the grange of Kyngeswode, extended at 
Wis. Hd. yearly; the comote of Coytrath, extended at 9Z. 12.s. id. yearly; 
the castle of Tyn(;by, not extended beyond the reprises ; the town of 
Tyneby, extended at 2HI. Is. Id. ; the manor of Castle Martin, extended at 
102^ 22d. yearly whereof iOl. are assigned in dower to Mary, late Aymer's 
wife; the manor of Tregeir, extended at 55s-. lOi'/. yearly ; forinsec rents 



16G31 



210 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 



Oct. 28. 
Kennington. 



Nov. 4. 
Langley. 



Monbrane 3 — cont. 

and profits of all co. Pembroke, extended at 22L 15s. 9</. yearly ; the 
comote of Oystrelof, extended at 7/. 13s. id. yearly, which are in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of Laurence, who was five years old on the 
feast of St. Benedict the Abbot in the 18th year of the late king's reign, 
as is found by inquisition returned into chancery to hold until that heir 
should come of age, or if he should die before, until his heir should come 
of age, and that if the heir should be of full age, the king would cause 
recompence to bo made to Elizabeth according to the extent aforesaid, 
pro rata, for the time lacking of the majority of Laurence if he had lived 
and now Elizabeth has complained in the present parliament at West- 
minster, that the escheator has directed her to deliver those castles, etc. to 
Laurence or to his attorney by virtue of the king's order ; and the matter 
being brought before the council in the said parliament, it seemed that 
Elizabeth could not be amoved from that custody against her will before 
Laurence has come of age, in accordance with the tenor of the king's 
letters to her. By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John de 
Shordich, whom the king lately appointed second baron of the exchequer 
during pleasure, to hold the next place of his session near William de la Pole, 
who is now appointed second baron by other letters patent. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Laurence Bere of Notyngham, who is 
insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verde^er for the forest 
of Bokholte to be elected in place of John Whiton, deceased. 



Oct. 16. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 18. 
Kennington. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBIiANE 2. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to William Fraunk 25 marks 
for Michaelmas term last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
50 marks for life of the issues of that county, until he is provided with 
60 marks of land or rent for life. 

To William de Eland, constable of Notyngham castle. Order to deliver 
John Randolf, earl of Murry, imprisoned in that castle, to the sheriff of 
York, to be kept in York castle. By the keeper and C. 



To the sheriff' of York, 
said. 



Order to receive the earl and keep him as afore- 



To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Whereas the king lately sent certain inquisitions 
taken at the suit of William Baldewyno and the prioress of Auiubresbury 
respectively, by the king's order, by which it appears that the lands oontainetl 
therein, if of free tenure ought to be forfeit by the statute of mortmain, 
to Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appoiute<.l to hold ple<\s 
before the king, under the half seal, ordering them to inspect them, 
calling before them the king's serjoants, William and the prioress, and to 
do what is right and custonuiry therein ; and the king learning aftorwarvls 
that process had been so far taken that a certain inquisition upon arliolos 
touching the atVair between him and the prioress romainoil to bt< taken, 
and wishing to liaston the art'air, he ordered the justices to view the mquisii- 
tion and the record imd process held before them and if thoy found that tho 



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1339. Membrane 2 — cont. 

said inquisition was not of great examination, to take it before a justice 
and a knight or other, and if of great examination, before two justices in 
the country, according to the statute of York, notwithstanding that the 
affair touches the king ; and the prioress has informed the king that, 
although the justices caused the inquisition to be taken, they have hitherto 
delayed to proceed to render judgment in the plea, whereupon she has 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the 
justices to inspect the inquisitions sent to Geoffrey and his fellows and the 
inquisition taken by themselves, viewing the record and process held before 
them, and to proceed to render judgment in the suit with all lawful speed 
and do justice, notwithstanding that the affair touches the king and that 
the lands are in his hand. By C. 

Oct. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Kennington. Order to account with William de Kyngeston for the time when he was 
in the king's service in paying wages to the king's lieges and mariners 
from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, by the testimony and 
advice of Walter de Mauny, then admiral in those parts, and in supervising 
the assessment, levying and collecting of the king's wool granted in the 
last parliament at Westminster according to the ordinance made at 
Northampton, in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, and 
the taking, packing, weighing and sending of the same to parts beyond the 
sea, allowing him os. a day for his wages, and to pay him what they find 
to be due to him beyond the money received by him, as the king previously 
ordered them to do this, and they have not done so because they do not 
know what wages were allowed or paid to him, and it is found by inspec- 
tion of the chancery rolls that the king ordered the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to deliver 5s. a day to him. By C. 

Oct. 28. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to deliver 

Kennington. to the chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel of 
Wyndesore, the bread, wine and oil and other necessaries for the same, 
from Michaelmas last until Michaelmas following. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to Roger de Coddeford, a man at arms lately staying in garri- 
son at Edenburgh castle, dl. 19s., without delay, if they find that the king 
is bound to him in that sum for his wages between 80 August in the 11th 
year of the reign and 5 February following, as may appear, he says, by a 
bill in his possession, under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper 
of the wardrobe. By C. 



The like to the same for James de Brugges for a like sum. 



ByC. 



Nov. 2. To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the bishop 

Kennington. of Chichester, late the chancellor, 4 tuns of wine, from 15 February the 
12th year of the reign to 6 July following, to wit, a tun a month, as it is 
found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent 
into chancery, that a tun of wine delivered to the bishop as part of the fee 
of his office, by Michael Mynot, late the king's butler, is allowed to 
Michael in his account for the said time, and the bishop was appointed 
chancellor long before that day and remained in the office until the said 6 
July, as appears from the inspection of the chancery rolls, and the king 
wishes hira to be satisfied for what is in arrear to him of his fee of wine 
for the said time. By C. 



212 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Nov. 8. 
Kenningtoii. 



Oct. 24. 
Kennington. 



Nov. 4. 
Kennington. 



Nov. 3. 
Kennington. 



Nov. 5. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 2 — rout. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause payment or an assignment to be made to Michael Mynyot, 
late the king's butler, for 1,365L 7s. 5f(/., as the treasurer and barons 
returned that on viewing Michael's account from 15 February in the 12th 
year of the reign to 24 February last, 2,15G^..12s. 1}(/. are due to him in 
the fine of the account, to wit 1,365Z. Is. 5f(/. of his own surplus and 
791^. 4s. 7j(/. to persons supplying his place in ports and to others 
nominated in the certificate. By C. 

To the sherifi* of Lincoln. Order to supersede the order directing him 
to elect a coroner in place of John de Tothill, because John was elected 
with the assent of the county, and it is testified in the present parliament 
at Westminster that he is a fit person and has behaved well in the oflice. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Thomas de Metham, escheator this side Trent, such fee as has been 
allowed to other escheators there. By C. 

To the same. Order to allow 20Z. to William Trussel, escheator this 
side Trent, as the king ordered him to cause certain victuals which 
belonged to Thomas bishop of Worcester, to be delivered to William de 
Radenore to be taken to Gascony [as at pa(/e 145 above] , and afterwards 
ordered him, John Osbern supplying his place, and the sherift' of Worcester 
to deliver the money received by them for the sale of the said victuals to 
William de Radenore as aforesaid, and the escheator delivered 20^ to 
William, as he has acknowledged in chancery. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause William 
son of Swetmannus de Alvythele to have seisin of two parts of the manor 
of Alvythele, receiving security from him for rendering his relief at the 
exchequer, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Joan, daughter and heir of John de Briazoun, tenant in 
chief, died a minor in the king's wardship, and that the said two parts are 
held in chief as of the crown by knight's service, and that William is Joan's 
next heir and of full age, and the king has taken his fealty and given him 
respite for his homage until the Purification next, unless he returns to 
England in the meantime. By C. 

Vacated because on the roll of Fines. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

Oct. 20. To the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Robert de Stretford, bishop of Chichester, 100/., without delay, as the king 
ordered John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper, and the treasurer and 
chamberlains to pay him 42/. 9s. 2il. and 100/. respectively [as at paije 144 
above] and the bishop has surrendered the writ to the treasurt^r and 
chamberlains to chancery to be cancelled, beseeching the king to cause the 
100/. to bo paid to him, and the king has granted that he shall have the 
100/. of the issues of the customs in that port by the assent of William de 
la Pole to whom the customs are granted. By C. 

Oct. 28. To Robert de Morlo, admiral of the tleet from the mouth of the Thames 

Kennington. towards the north. Order, upon sight ol those prt>sonta. to deliver four 

great ships of that tleet, three to John de Veer, earl of CKford, and one to 

Kobert de Bouhalo for the king's servioo. V^y the keojvr and C. 



13 EDWARD III.— Part '2. 



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1339. 

Oct. 29. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 17. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 17. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver a month's 
equipment of victuals to each of those ships, from the time when the earl 
and Robert enter the ships, by indenture, to be made with the masters of 
the ships. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
William de Northwell, keeper of the wardrobe or his attorneys, to lade 100 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp without 
paying the customs and subsidy thereon, because he has paid 2 marks a 
sack for the same to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, for the king's 
affairs in parts beyond the sea. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all wool 
which they find to be due to the king, upon viewing the accounts of the 
takers of wool in the counties, to be collected and brought to London and 
delivered to the collectors of customs there by indenture, to be sent to the 
king to parts beyond the sea in aid of the king's expedition of war there, 
according to the ordinance made by the advice of the council. 

By the keeper and C. 

To .John de Thyngden, late receiver of the king's money and victuals at 
St. John of Perth. Order to account with Thomas Ughtred, sometime 
keeper of the town, for his wages and those of the knights, men at arms, 
hobelers and archers retained there, and of the fletchers, carpenters, smiths 
and other workmen for works there, and of the mariners in a galley and 
barge sent there with victuals, from Easter last, and of the men at arms 
and others he brought with him from England for the safe conduct of 
victuals to the town, and for his costs in the premises, allowing him, for 
the wages of the men at arms, hobelers and archers retained there, the 
wages contained in an indenture thereupon, and reasonable wages for the 
others, and to pay him what they find to be due to him, as he has besought 
the king to order this to be done. By C. 

To Robert de Scardeburgh. Order to keep his place in holding pleas 
before the king and to hold those pleas with the other justices according to 
the form of the king's commission to him, as although the king appointed 
John de Shardelowe a justice to hold those pleas, yet he wishes Robert, 
with the advice of the council, to keep his said place. By C. 

To John de Shardelowe. The like order with respect to the Common 
Bench, to which the king appointed Robert de Scardeburgh. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to permit 
John Baroncelli, Thomas de Peruch [iis] and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Peruzzi, to lade 304 sacks, 28 cloves of wool in that port and 
take them to their own parts, without paying the custom and subsidy 
thereon, as the merchants undertook before the king and council at Walton 
to pay 1,000Z. to the merchants of the society of the Bardi for the 1,000Z. 
which they promised to pay as wages to the mariners and others in the 
king's galleys, so that the Peruzzi should have allowance of the custom 
and subsidy on 4.30 sacks of wool taken from the port of Southampton and 
on 70 sacks taken from the port of Bristol, and because they paid 1,000?. 
the king ordered the collectors in the port of Southampton to permit them 
to have such allowance, and the merchants took 125 sacks, 24 cloves from 
that port, as is found by the certificate of Henry le Flcmyng and Rol)ort 
atte Barre, Jate collectors there, wherefore the merchants have l)esought 
the king to permit thern to take the remaining ;-501 sacks 28 cloves from the 
port of Bristol. The king lias ordered the collectors in the port of 
Southampton to supersede the execution of the order aforesaid. By C. 



214 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 45d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 
Knyghton to have respite until the quinzaine of 
account which he is bound to render for the 
which belonged to Theobald de Verdoun, tenant 
for which they previously gave him respite until 



Order to cause John de 
Michaelmas next for the 
issues of the knights' fees 
in chief of the late king, 
a certain day now past. 
By the keeper and C. 



May 13. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 19. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 22. 

Beikhanip- 
stead. 



^lay 10. 

Bcrkhamp 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 43rf.* 

John de Wydevyll of Grafton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Ferrariis, knight, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

Enrolment of release by John Fitz Bernard son and heir of Thomas 
Fitz Bernard, knight, to Sir John de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife, 
William their son and his heirs, of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Adynton, co. Buckingham with all its appurtenances. Witnesses : Sir 
Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Gerard de Braybrok, knights, Richard le Warde, 
Robert le Warde, Thomas de Tochewyk, John le Bruyn, William de 
Berkhamstede. Dated at Stoke Pugeys on 12 April, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that on 14 May John came at Tyllebery co. Essex before 
Walter de Notingham, clerk, to whom the king gave power by writ to 
receive his acknowledgment, and acknowledged the preceding deed, and 
that the seal appended thereto is his, as appears by the writ which is on 
the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem of this year. 

Enrolment of release by the same John to Sir John de Molyns, Egidia, 
John their son and his heirs of all his right and claim in the manors of 
Aston Bernard, Ilmere and Adynton, co. Buckingham with all their 
appurtenances. [Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that John acknowledged the preceding deed before Walter 
de Notingham at Tyllebury on 14 May, as aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit the 
person deputed by Peter Doynel, late sheriff of Wilts, to render his account 
on the morrow of Trinity next, as he is broken by age and weak in body, 
as has been testified in chancery by certain who have taken oath thereupon. 

ByC. 

Roger de Skeryngton, parson of Little Laufare church, diocese of 
London, John do Laufare and John de Neuport acknowledge that they owe 
to Henry son of Aucherus, 2,000/., to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Junctyn, merchant of the society of the Peruzzi, acknowledges for 
himself and his fellows of that society that they owe to Richard de 
Bradeburu, citizen of Chester, 1G8/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the taxors and collectors in co. Sussex of the trionniiU tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to supersede the exaction of the 
tenth and fifteenth from the men of the town of Ariindell until the riirifioa- 



'Membrane 44<{. is blank. 



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215 



1339. 



May 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane ABd — cont. 

tion next, as the town is for the most part burned by mishap and the goods 
and chattels of the men there are so consumed that they do not suffice to pay 
their portion and the king gave them respite until Easter last and has now 
prorogued the respite until the Purification. By the keeper and C. 



To the assessors and collectors of wool in 
the same with respect to the exaction of wool. 



CO. Sussex. Like order for 
By the keeper and C. 



To the abbot and convent of Bardeneye. Request to cause competent 
sustenance to be ministered to Adam de Ormeskirke, ' palfreiman,' who 
has long served the king, until the king's arrival in England. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one shall place nets or engines in places 
where the king's fawns may be taken, upon pain of the burning of the 
same, and he shall inform the king of the names of those who infringe this 
order, so that the king may punish them, because divers men of the county 
take the king's fawns of his forest of Whitelwode, by nets and other engines. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the sheriffs of Northampton and Buckingham, severally. 



June 3. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



•June 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June G. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE A2d. 

To the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in co. 
Southampton. Order to de-arrest certain men at arms with their armour, 
of those whom the abbess of Romeseye is bound to find for the custody of 
the maritime land, whom the king ordered her to send to Southampton for 
that custody and whom the arrayers arrested there, and to permit the men 
to stay in garrison at Southampton in accordance with the king's order. 

ByC. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, and his fellows, keepers of the 
maritime land in co. Sussex. Order to depute certain men at arms, 
armed men and others for the custody of Hastyng castle against a hostile 
invasion thereof which the king's enemies, assembled in a great fleet, 
propose. By C. 

To Ed[mund] de la Beche, Richard de Pcnle and Stephen de Bitterle, 
keepers of the town of Southampton. Order to desist from distraints on 
Thomas, precentor of the church of St. Mary of that town, for finding 
men for that custody beyond the two armed men and four archers whom 
he finds for the garrison of the town, as he has shown the king that 
although he paid 11. in aid of the walling and enclosing of the town, and 
finds the said men, and he is not sufficient to support such a charge and 
his church and manse, where he dwells, are without the walls of the town, 
yet the keepers distrain him to find other men for the watches upon the walls, 
whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in co. 
Wilts. Order to supersede the exaction made upon Thomas de Gary, the 
king's yeoman, to contribute to the expenses of finding men for that 
custody with the men of the hundred of Heghtredbury, by reason of his 
lands there, while he is staying in the king's service beyond the sea. 

ByC. 



216 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339, 

June 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 1. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



June 4. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

May 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stcad. 



May 10. 

Beikhainp- 
Btead. 

June 10. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 42(7 — cont. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset. Order to supersede 
the exaction made on Roger Husee to find men at arms or others for that 
custody by reason of his hinds in the county, while he is staying with his 
men and all his power in the company of John de Warenna, earl of 
Surrey, appointed chief arrayer of men at arms and others in cos. Surrey 
and Sussex and keeper of the maritime land there, upon the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Sussex, as the carl has shown. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
distraints made on the mayor, bailiffs, and community of Sandwich until 
^Michaelmas next, so that the king may cause justice to be done to them 
after full information is taken, as they have besought the king to provide 
a remedy, as they assert that they have such liberty that they can admit 
whom they will, aliens and natives, as their fellow barons to enjoy like 
privileges with themselves, and contribute to lot and scot and other 
charges, and they are distrained because they so admitted Peter Garsyes, 
William Thomas and Arnald Sauser of Bordeaux and some others of the 
duchy [of Aquitaine], the treasurer and barons pretending that this is to 
the king's prejudice. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
supersede the exaction made upon R. bishop of Bath and Wells for finding 
two men at arms for that custody by reason of his manor of Dogmarsfeld 
in that county, while he is attendant upon the arraying of men in co. 
Dorset for which the king appointed him with other lieges, with his men, 
servants and others of his retinue, and while he is staying with all his 
power upon the custody of the maritime land of those parts. By C. 

To the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in co. 
Rutland. Like order for John Bussy, who is staying in the king's service 
beyond the sea in the company of Thomas de Ponynges. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Theobald Russel for 1607. is. 2^(1. in which he is bound 
to the king, until Michaelmas next, so that the king may account with him 
in the meantime for the wages paid by him to certain men at arms and 
archers retained by him for the defence of the isle of Wight against hostile 
invasion, beyond the men whom he is bound to find by reason of his lands 
in the island, as the king ordered him to pay such wages of the 160/. is. "Z^d. 
by the view and testimony of John de Wyndesore, receiver of the king's 
money for paying such wages. By C. 



To Theobald Russel. Order to pay the wages as aforesaid. 



ByC. 



To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset. Order not to compel 
the abbot of Middleton to find any men for that custody, as he has shown 
the king that they distrain him to find men and archers, although he is 
staying with his power at his manors of lloleworth and Osemvngtou, co. 
Dorset, near the sea, for their defence, by the king's order, and finds 100 
armed men and archers for himself and his bondmen upon the said 
custody. By G. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Duckiagham. Onlor to 
supersede the exaction nuide upon \\ illiam de Langeford to fiiul any men 
for that custody by reason of his manor of NN'ythomore, while the prior o( 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England finds thirty men at anus 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



217 



1339. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



•June 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane i2(l — cont. 

and other armed men and archers for the defence of Southampton, by 
reason of that manor and his other lands, and while William is prepared to 
set out with the keeper of England against the king's enemies, if they 
presume to invade the realm, as he holds the manor for a certain term by 
the prior's demise, rendering to the prior yearly the true value thereof. 

ByC. 

To the arrayers of men in co. Oxford for the custody of the maritime land 
in CO. Southampton. Order not to compel John de If eld to find any men 
for that custody while he is attendant upon the arraying of men in cos. 
Surrey and Sussex v/ith John de Warenna earl of Surrey and other lieges 
appointed for this and while he is staying with his power upon the custody 
of the maritime land in co. Sussex. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Dorset. Order to supersede 
the exaction made on the abbess of Romeseye for finding an archer for that 
custody while she finds the men, whom she is bound to find by reason of 
her lands, for the defence of Southampton, as she has shown the king that 
she only has 2 marks rent in Pudele Bardolveston in that county. By C. 



MEMBEANE 41rf. 



May 25. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 24. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 30. 

Berkharnp- 

Btead. 



To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Order to be at Westminster with all the king's said 
place on the morrow of Midsummer next, and to hold the pleas there. 

By the keeper and C. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north, or to him who supplies his place in cos. Norfolk 
and Suffolk. Order to supersede the exaction made on the prior of 
Okebourn to find an armed man to set out to sea with the admiral, beyond 
the two men whom he finds at Portesmuth, as the prior has shown the 
king that although he holds the custody of his priory as an alien, rendering 
a ferm yearly to the king, and has found two men at arms upon the custody 
of the maritime land at Portesmuth, for some time past, yet the admiral 
distrains him and John de Podewell, baililf of the manor, to find an 
armed man to set out to sea in the king's service by reason of his manor of 
Blakenham, co. Suffolk, wherefore the prior, appearing before the council, 
has asserted that he is paying a greater sum for the custody of the priory 
than was paid in times past, and has sought for his discharge from the said 
custody on account of the present small price of the things from which the 
ferm ought to be levied and that the king will cause the priory to be resumed 
into his hands, and the matter being deliberated before the council, it is 
considered that it would be to the king's harm if the priory were so 
resumed. By C. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
supersede the exaction made on Hugh do Audele, earl of Gloucester, to find 
men at arms or others for that custody by reason of his lands in that 
county, while he is arraying with other lieges the men of co. Essex, and 
while he is staying with all his power upon the custody of the maritime 
land in that county. By C. 



218 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



May 30. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 22. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



May 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



March 31. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



April 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



Membrane ild — cant. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Kent. Like order in favour 
of Reginald del Dyk, deputed by the said earl to the custody of the mari- 
time land in co. Essex. By C. 

To Edmund de la Beche, the king's clerk. Order to supersede the 
distraint made on the abbot of Hyde near Winchester to hnd six men at 
arms at Southampton, while he finds the six men at Portesmuth for the 
custody of the maritime land there, because the king considers that the 
maritime land at Portesmuth is in more danger than at Southampton 
as Richard earl of Arundel, keeper of the maritime land in those parts, has 
testified before the council. By C 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex. Order to supersede the exaction made upon John Legat 
for finding an archer for that custody by reason of his lands in co. Hertford, 
if he is attendant with other lieges upon the arraying of archers in that 
county and setting out with them to the king to parts beyond the sea. 

ByC. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Berks for the custody 
of the maritime land. Order to supersede the exaction made upon the 
prior of Okebourn for finding men for that custody by reason of his 
lands in that county, as he holds the custody of his priory as an alien, and 
besides the ferm which he renders for the same he finds two men at arms 
for the custody of the maritime land at Portesmuth. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Bartholomew de Burghersh, who is staying in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts 
which he owes at the exchequer. By p.s. [11812.] 

To the same. Whereas on the 27th July in the 11th year of the reign, 
the king committed to the prior of Okebourn the custody of his 
priory to hold during pleasure, rendering 530/. yearly to king, 
and the prior made fine with the king for the goods and chattels 
in the priory and for the lands for a certain sum, and he has now 
besought the king to cause allowance to be made to him for the value 
of the manors of Westpreston and Hoo, co. Sussex, parcel of the priory, 
which the king committed to Reginald de Cobham on i September last, to 
hold so long as they should remain in the king's hand, rendering so much 
as others who had held them were wont to render for the same, and for 
the goods in those manors, which the king afterwai'ds granted to Reginald, 
to answer for the value thereof ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the prior to have such allowance, having consideration of 
the value of the manors and of the price of the goods and chattels by 
inquisition, extent and appraisement, provided that Reginald shall answer 
for the said manors, goods and chattels to the king. 



June 4. 
Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



MEMBRANE iOd. 

To Richard do Wylyughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Order to continue in the same state in which thoy 
now are, all pleas touching John de Moubniy, until the octaves of Mid 
summer next, so that ho shall in no wiso be projiuhcod by reason of 
those pleas in the mean time, and to be at Wostiumster with all the king's 
said place on the morrow of Midsummer next, to hold pleas liofow the king, 



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219 



1339. 



June 9. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 9. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 8. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



.June 7. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Juno 8. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead, 



June 9. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane AOd — cont. 

as John came to the council at Westminster and besought the king and council 
to discharge him of the custody of the maritime land in co. Sussex and of the 
office of arraying the men of those parts and leading them against the 
king's alien enemies, or to provide for his indemnity, as he is impleaded by 
divers writs of scire facias at the suit of Thomas son and heir of Peter de 
Breous' for the manors of Grenestede, Wassyngton and Fyndon with the 
advowson of the church of the manor of Fyndon, except 2 acres of land in 
Wassyngton, and for a mill of the manor of Bydelyngton and Hi acres of 
meadow of the manor of Sedgewyk, by reason of certain fines levied in the 
court of Edward I, as is said ; and the king has caused John to return to co. 
Sussex with speed to stay there for the custody of the maritime land and to 
array men there. By the keeper and C. 

Enrolment of release by Joan late the wife of Robert de Paunton to 
Hugh de Cressy and Cicely his wife and their heirs of all her right and 
claim in the manor of Askeby, co. Lincoln. Dated at Westminster on 
Tuesday after St. Barnabas the Apostle, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Joan came into chancery at Westminster on 8 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed before the chancellor, the keeper of 
the rolls and the other clerks of chancery. 

Gregory de Wyke acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Lenee, 18Z. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William Broun, vicar of Twykenham church, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas Lenee, \Sl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Thomas de Abyndon, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard Peper 
of Abyndon, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of pajrment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Mauculmus de Wasteneys and Richard de Venable acknowledge that 
they owe to Anthony Bache, merchant of Genoa, 19Z. 4s. 3^^., to be levied 
etc. in CO Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the prior and convent of Trentham. Request to cause maintenance 
to be ministered to Richard Frere, one of the king's couriers, who has 
long served the king and his father, until the king's arrival in England. 

By the keeper and C. 

To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanapcr. Order to deliver 53.s. A.d. 
to Thomas de Brayton, the king's clerk, upon his expenses in going to co. 
Surrey on the king's affairs. By C. 

Vacated becatise word for ivord below. 

To John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Norfolk. Order to supersede the exaction made on John Lovel for finding 
men for that custody, while he is staying in Dover castle with William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, for the safety of the castle and the defence 
of those parts against the attacks of the king's enemies, as the earl has 
certified in chancery, by his letters. By the keeper and C. 

John de Homenhale acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Bichcndon, 
300Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 



220 



OALENDAI^ OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 



June 11. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



June 17. 

Beikhamp- 
stead. 



Membrane iOd — cont. 

Ralph de Bokkyng acknowledges that he owes to Lando de Ivers, mer- 
chant of Lucca, 800^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Thomas de Warrewyk acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Useflet, 
clerk, 4^. ; to be levied etc. in co York. 

Peter Lacy of Rendelesham, parson of Whitcston church, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Aldestowe and Henry de Trewynnard, 40 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Cornwall. 

Ralph de Naveby acknowledges that he owes to William Lente of 
Lokyngton, 18n. ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Middlesex. 



MEMBRANE B9d. 

Enrolment of release by John Fitz Bernard son and heir of Sir Thomas 
Fitz Bernard, knight, to Sir John de Molyns, knight, Egidia his wife and 
John's heirs, of all his right and claim in the manors of Aston Bernard, 
Ilmere and Adynton, co. Buckingham, with their appurtenances. Wit- 
nesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Gerard de Braybrok, knights, 
Richard le Warde, Robert le Warde, Thomas de Tochewyk, John le 
Bruyn, William de Berkhampstede. Dated at Stoke Pngeys on 12 April, 
13 Edward III. 

Moiioranduvi, that John came to Tyllebery, co. Essex, on 14 May, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed before Walter de Notingham, clerk, to 
whom the king gave the power of receiving it, by a writ which is on the 
files among the writs of dc(linni>i poU'statein of this year. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, founder of the 
chapel of St. John the Baptist on the south of the church of All Saints, 
Ouston, from devotion to St. Mary, St. John, St. Peter, St. John the 
Evangelist and St. Laurence and for the soul of Master Henry de Clyf, 
his own salvation and that of Robert son of Thomas de Sancto Paulo his 
brother and for the weal of their souls after death, and for the soul of 
William de Sancto Paulo his brother and the souls of their fathers, 
mothers, brethren, sisters and of all the faithful departed, to Sir John 
de Ouston, chaplain, warden of that chapel, and to succeeding wardens, 
for celebrating divine service daily in the chapel for the 
souls aforesaid, according to the ordinances made by the 
archbishop of York, of 2 messuages 30 acres of land, 1 acre 8 rootls of 
meadow, a plot of turf and 3.s. rent in Skelale, Kercroft, Ouston and 
Burgh Waleys, which John held by the release of Robert his brother 
aforesaid, and of Sir Henry le Vavasour, knight, Adam son of Peter son of 
Robert de Kercroft, and Adam Belle of Thorp, clerk, by the lioonco of the 
king and Queen Philippa, of Robert his brother and of Stephen lo Waleys, 
chief lords of those fees, to bo held in frankahnoin for the uuiintenanoe of 
the wardens and of the books, ornaments, bread, wine and lights for 
celebrating masses in the chapel. Witnesses : Sir Richanl le Waleys, 
Sir Roger do Novo Mercato, knights; Sir Henry do Kdenestowo, Sir 
Thomas de Baunibnrgh, Sir Thonuis de Sibtliorp, Sir Thomas do Briutim, 
Sir Thomas de J-^vesham, clerks ; Steiiheu de Euro, Nicholas do SulUvn, 



13 EDWARD TIL— Part 2. 



221 



1339. 



May 15. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 2. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 

May 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane S9d — cont. 

Adam Belle, John de Balne, Roger de Holm, John son of Peter son of Robert, 
John de Neusum. Dated at London on 7 May, 1339, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John come into chancery at London on 15 May and 
acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Sancto Paulo to Sir John de 
Sancto Paulo, clerk, his brother and his heirs, of all his right and claim in 3 
acres of land in the towns of Skelale, Kercroft and Ouston, in which he 
and John were jointly enfeoffed by the grant of Robert de Sancto Paulo, 
their uncle. Dated at London on 1 May, 1339, 13 Edward III. 
Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Baumburgh, Sir Thomas de Evesham, Sir 
Thomas de Brayton, Sir Thomas de Cotyngham, clerks, John de Wente- 
worth, Roger del Holm, Adam Belle, John de Neusom, John son of Peter 
de Kercroft, Richard de Haytfeld. 

Memorandum, that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 17 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Sancto Paulo to Sir John de Ouston, 
chaplain, warden of the chapel of St. John the Baptist, Ouston, and to 
succeeding wardens of all his right and claim in 3 acres of land in the 
town of Skellale, Kercroft and Ouston in which he and Sir John de Sancto 
Paulo, his brother were jointly enfeoffed by the grant of Robert de Sancto 
Paulo, their uncle. Dated at London on 10 May 1339, 13 Edward III. 
\_Witnessefi as above.'] 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 17 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Master Elias de Sancto Albano puts in his place Geoffrey de Hameldene 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks made to him in 
the late king's chancery by John Spray. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Essex. Order not to compel 
Robert de Hagham, Henry Gernet, Edmund de Duresme, Benedict de 
Ditton, William Spilman and Roger Belche to array themselves to set out 
with the keepers of that custody, while they are at the exchequer upon the 
rendering of their account for the wool granted to the king according to 
the rate of the fifteenth, which they are appointed to receive. Proviso that 
after thoy have left the exchequer they shall be arrayed with the other 
lieges of the county. By C. 

William son of William le Duyn of Mentemor acknowledges that he owes 
to the prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, 10 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Ferariis to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaehnas next for the 
arrears of his form of the islands of Jerseye, Gernereye, Serkand Aureneye, 
so that the king being fully informed may cause justice to be done to him, 
as he has besought the king to cause allowance to be made to him in his 
ferm, as the king lately committed those islands to him to hold during 
pleasure, rendering 500 marks yearly therefor, so that if war should arise, 
due recompence should be made to him for his loss thereby, and certain of 
the islands are occupied Vjy the king's alien enemies who have invaded them, 
and Thomas cannot receive the ffjrm for that cause ; and the king wishes 
to deal favourably with him because he is staying in his service in parts 
beyond the sea and cannot depart to account for what he has lost. 

By the keeper and C. 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

June 8. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Mi-mhrani' 39'/ — ront. 

To the keeper of Ireland and the chancellor there. Order to revoke 
and supersede the execution of any orders sent under the seal used in 
Ireland to sheritis and other ministers there, on the representation of 
Alexander, archbishop of Dublin showing that Richard bishop of Ossory, 
when cited to appear before him to answer a charge of aiding heresy, did 
not care to come, to arrest the bishop and deliver him to the archbishop or 
his ministers, to be punished, because the bishop has appealed against the 
charges brought against him, to the apostolic see, as is clear by instru- 
ments and other evidences exhibited before the council in England, and 
because it is not lawful by ecclesiastical statutes to arrest a prelate 
appointed in pontificial dignity. By C. 

[Fceilera.] 



June 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 4. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



May 28. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



MEMBRANE 38d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction made upon Robert de Hemmyngburgh, parson of Islep church, for 
rendering his account for the time when he was appointed to seize priories 
and possessions of men of religion and other aliens in cos. Oxford and 
Berks, until Michaelmas next, as the king has appointed him keeper of the 
chancery rolls of Ireland, and he is staying in those parts by the king's 
order. By the keeper and C. 

John de Rithre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Thornton 
Copendale of Beverley, merchant, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir John de Ryther, 
knight, is bound to John de Thornton Copendale of Beverlay, merchant, 
in 40^ by the preceding recognisance, John the merchant grants that if 
Sir John pays 8.^ marks at Beverle on the quinzaine of Midsummer next, 
and 12 marks at the quinzaine of Whitsuntide following, then the 
recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on 6 June, 13 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum, that John de Thornton came into chancery at London, 
on 6 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the abbot and convent of Eynesham. Request to minister competent 
maintenance to Brice de Corbrigge, courier of the king's wardrobe, who 
has long served the king and his father, until the king's arrival in England. 

By the keeper and C. 

Richard do Wyrsop, who long served the king, is sent to the prior and 
convent of Gyseburgh, to receive such maintenance in that house as Robert 
Pykbusk had there at the late king's request. By p.s. [118S1.J 

Enrolment of release by John le Moynne of Great Paxtou, chaplain, to 
Sir William do Miuulene, clerk and his heirs, of all his right and chvim in 
a messuage, 11-1 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 2 acres of pasture, 6 
acres of wood, 15^. Ti'/. ront and a ront of 3 capons in Little Mundono. 
Benyngton and Watton, co. Hertford, and in all other lands which fonnorly 
belonged to Sir Thomas de Neusom, parson of Great Grantesdeu ohuroh or 
to John do Abbodoston in thosti towns or in the town of Grt>i»t M undone. 
Witnesses: Sir William do Lodowyk, Sir Tlulip do Toltot. knights, John 
de Blonivill the elder, Geoffrey de Brokholo, John do lUoniviU the young«jp, 



13 EDWARD III.— Part. 2. 



223 



1339. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Memhvane %Sd — cont. 

John le Baillif of Mundene, Sampsone de Wylyen, John de Henxteworth, 
Richard de Stratton. Dated at Little Mundene on 9 June, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John le Moynne came into chancery at Westminster 
on 10 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, the demand made upon John de la 
Roche for 5 marks yearly, so that the king may cause justice to be done, as 
the king ordered them to discharge John thereof, having received from him 
as much as John de Canygges was wont to render for the office of the 
bedelry of the hundreds of Rouborwe, Swanborwe, and Stodefold, co. Wilts 
[as at par/e 79 abovel; and the treasurer and barons returned that they 
did not proceed to John's discharge, because they had not in their 
possession how John de Canygges held that office nor how much he 
rendered for the same ; and John de la Roche asserts that he has a charter 
of Henry III of 28 April in the 54th year of the reign, granting that 
bailiwick to John for life, rendering a pair of gilt spurs yearly to that king, 
and he has besought the king to order the spurs to be received from him 
for the time when he held the bailiwick and henceforward, and to discharge 
him of the 5 marks yearly. 



June 13. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June IG. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

June 6. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



MEMBRANE 37d. 

John de Cobeham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ho, 
knight, and to Philip le Despenser, 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Ho, knight, and Philip le Despenser acknowledge that they 
owe to John de Cobeham, knight, 300 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in co. Kent. 
Order to supersede the exaction made upon Hugh de Nevill for finding men 
for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, while he is with the 
king in parts beyond the sea in the company of William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton. By p.s. 

The like to the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in 
cos. Surrey and Sussex for the same Hugh. 

Richard de Kymberle acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Reynham, 
261. 13.S. All. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Warwick. Order not 
to compel the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John, without the 
East gate, Oxford, to undergo any charges for their lands and possessions 
in that county, as the hospital was founded by Henry III, and certain 
chantries, alms and other works of piety are ordained there, so that if the 
master and brethren contribute to any charges from their lands and 
possessions, it will behove them to diminish the said alms ; and they have 
informed the king that the arrayers distrain them to find men at arms, 
archers and others and to contribute to their expenses. By C. 



224 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

April 17. 

Berkhamp 

stead. 



Membrane 81d — co7it. 

To the armyers of men at arms and others for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Sussex. Order not to compel Reginald le Fitz Herbert 
to find men at arms, hobelers, archers or others for that custody by reason 
of his lands in the county, while he is staying in the king's service beyond 
the sea in the company of IL bishop of Lincoln, finding there men at arms 
and others according to his estate. By p.s. [11831.] 



MEMBRANE 36d. 



June 20. 

Berkhamii- 
stt-ad. 



Enrolment of release by Richard de Beverle to John de Borham, clerk, 
son and heir of John Coleman of St. Edmunds,' of all his right and claim 
in a messuage with buildings and all its appurtenances, which Richard 
formerly had of the gift and enfeoffment of John Kempe of St. Edmunds, 
which messuage is in the town of St. Edmunds in the street called 
' le Freynkysmannestrete,' between the tenement which belonged to 
Sir Robert de Walsham, rector of Cogne "Weston church, and that which 
belonged to William le Botiller, cook, of St. Edmunds, on the one hand, 
and the messuage which belonged to Matthew de Hoo, cook, on the other 
hand, and at one head it abuts on the tenement which belonged to Ralph 
Love, and at the other head upon the highway of the said street. Henry 
Darcy being mayor of London, Hugh le Marberer and William de Pounfreyt, 
sheriffs, and William de Brikelesworth alderman of the wai'd of the 
Tower of London. Witnesses: Henry Combe Martyn, William Haunsard 
Henry Wymond, Thomas Bryoun and Richard Asselyn, citizens of London. 
Dated at London on Whit Sunday, 13 Edward HI, 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
21 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son of Ralph Erneys of Paunton to 
Walter son of Walter Prest and Matilda his wife of all his right and claim 
in 4 acres of land 1 acre of meadow in Westby, co. Lincoln. Witnesses : 
Thomas son of Roger Beler, Thonuas Reyner of Hanerbergh, Richard de 
Smetheton of the same, Robert de Stocton of Burgh and Ralph son of 
Thomas de Sixtenby of Freseby. Dated at Westminster on 12 June, 
13 Edward UL 

Memoramlum, that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 21 June 
and acknowledged the preceding release. 

To Richard de Aldeburgh and his fellows, justices of assize in co. York. 
Order to continue in the same state in which they now are the assize of 
novel disseisin which Alan do Vescy of Conyngesburgh and Alice his wife 
arrame before them against John le Porter, who is on the king's service m 
parts beyond the sea, and others contained in the original writ, coucermug 
tenements in Doncaster in that county, and another assize of novel disseisin 
which Alan and Alice arrame against John and others conoeruing 
tenements in P>enteley, Whaytlagh llexlhoip and l>alloby in that couniv, 
while John is in the said service or until otherwise ordeivd, in ftccorvlauce 
with the ordinance made with the assent of the prelatos, earls, l\irv>' t 

others of the council in parts beyond the seas, for the iudeuuiiiy o( i. u 

the king's service in those parts. l>y K. and C 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



225 



1339. 

June 20. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 36f/ — cant. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his follows, justices of assize in co. 
Nottingham. Like oi'dei- with respect to the assize of novel disseisin which 
Wilham Mody of Kneshale, chaplain, arranies before them against William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, who is in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea, and others contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in 
Kneshale. By general writ of the privy seal. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of John son of John de Ripariis of co. 
Essex to Sir John de Sutton of Wyvenho, knight, of all the hundred of 
Aungr' with its liberties and appurtenances, co. Essex. Witnesses : Sir 
Thomas de Lovaigne, Sir William de Wauton, Sir Ed[mund] de Duresme, 
Sir Robert de Hangeham, knights, John de Droknesford, William Gernoun, 
Robert de Cheddeworth, Robert de Teye, William de Teye, John Heyroun. 
Dated at Berkyng, co. Essex, on Tuesday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, 
13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of John came into chancery at London on 
29 June and acknowledged the preceding charter. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 12. 
Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 15. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 35c?. 

To the keeper of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
take the advice of the council of those parts, and if they find that it will be 
more for the king's benefit that black money called ' Turneys ' should be 
current in that land, then to cause proclamation to be made that it shall be 
current, until the king shall have caused other money to be made, as although 
the king forbad the currency of that money, he has learned from the com- 
munity of that land that great damage is done to the king and the men of 
the land by that prohibition, through lack of money of sterling. 

[Fo'Aera.'] By the keeper and C. 

To Richard earl of Arundel and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land 
in CO. Sussex, and to the arrayers of men for that custody there. Order to 
supersede the exaction made on John, bishop of Exeter, for finding men for 
that custody by reason of his lands in the county, Avhile he is attendant 
with Hugh de Courteney, earl of Devon, upon the arraying of men in co. 
Devon and retains men upon the custody of the maritime land in co. Devon, 
according to his power, at his own cost. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
Michaelmas next the demand made upon the merchants of the society of the 
Peruzzi for 1,618L 6.s. 8rf. so that the king may cause what is reasonable to 
be done, full information upon the matter being taken in the meantime, as 
the king lately ordered the merchants by writ of privy seal to deliver 
2,000 marks received by them of the issues of the temporalities of the 
bishopric of Winchester by the hands of the guardians of the same, and 
1,000 marks of the issues of the temporalities of the archbishopric of 
Canterbury by the hands of John de Cobeham and Thomas de Faveresham, 
deceased, late guardians of the same, to John archbishop elect of Canterbury 
or to his attorney, to be delivered afterwards by the bishop to the king, at 
will; and the merchants received the 2,000 marks and 185^. of the 1,000 
marks from the guardians and paid them to the archbishop, as might fully 
appear, they say, by the archbishop's letters of acquittance and other evidences 
in their possession, wherefore the king ordered the treasurer and barons to 
discharge the merchants of the said ] ,.'518^ O.s. 8r/., after viewing the said 
letters and evidences, charging the archbishop therewith; and now the king 



10034 



226 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1839. 



Juno 10. 

Borkhamp- 

steacl. 



June 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 25. 

Beikhamp 
stead. 



June 26. 

Bcrkhamp- 

stead. 



July 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 1. 

Beikhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 35f/ — cont. 

has learned from the merchants that the treasurer and barons charge them 
with those sums, because it is not certain who ought to be charged there- 
with, whereupon the merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Wilts of the custody of 
the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction 
made upon William do Braybrok for contributing to the expenses of finding 
men for that custody, by reason of his lands in co. Wilts, while he is in the 
company of J. bishop of Exeter, appointed chief arrayer of men in co. Devon 
and keeper of the maritime land there, upon the custody of that land. By C. 

John de Engayne of Teversham acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Ingelby, clerk, \0l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

William Engaygne, parson of Brunstode church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Engaygne of Teversham, IQQl. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Norfolk. 

William Box, citizen of London, puts in his place Ralph de Foxle, clerk, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 30^. made to him in 
chancery by John de Northburgh, draper, of London. 

Richard de Galleweye of Newcastle upon Tyne acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert de Denton of Kyngeston upon Hull, 1,252Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Shareshull, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Evesham, clerk, 100^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Anketinus Gysors, citizen of London, acknowledges that ho owes to the 
abbot of Langcdon 47/. 16s. 8(/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Oliver de Blumvill acknowledges that he owes to John de Eston, parson 
of Wormuth church, diocese of Durham, 201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Braybrok and John Dygoneswell acknowledge that they owe to 
Hildebrand Suderman, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

John de Coloygno acknowledges that he owes to John de Chichestr[ift] of 
London, goldsmith, 801. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Richard do Novo Castro, parson of Whaddon church, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Hoo, parson of Dallinghoo church, and to James de 
Hoo, parson of Napton church, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Cambridge. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas Walnuul has in his 
possession divers indentures between himself and John de Coloigne, eitizeu 
of London, touching certain lands in co. Kent which John holds by his 
release, Thomas giants that the indentures shall bo considoivd as null, luul 
makes a general release in John's favour. Hated at London on 4 July, 
18 Edward IIL h'rench. 

Memorandum that Thonuis came into ohancery at London oi\ 5 July and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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227 



1339. 

June 27. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 2. 

Berkhamp- 

Btead. 



July 3. 

Berkhamp- 

stead . 



MEMBRANE ZM. 

Thomas Fabel of Hatfeld Peverel acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Berkyngge, citizen and draper of London, 80^. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard de Berkyngge, citizen and draper 
{drapariua) of London, to Thomas Fabel of Hatfeld Peverel and Mary his 
wife, of all lands which he holds in the town of Haveryngge atte Boure. 
Witnesses : Sir Henry Gernet, Sir Robert de Hagham, knights, William de 
Teye, Edmund de Northost, Nicholas Belhous, Semannus atte Nelmes, John 
Samkyn. Dated at Haveryngge atte Boure on Sunday after Midsummer, 
13 Edward HI. 

Memoranditm that Richard came into chancery at the hostel of the bishop 
of Ely in Holburn, London, on the aforesaid day, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to release John de Haukestan from 
Stafford prison by a mainprise, as he is imprisoned there at the suit of certain 
of his rivals, as the king has learned, asserting that he was suspect of 
felonies and misdeeds before certain lieges appointed to pursue such male- 
factors in that county, and it has been testified by divers persons worthy of 
trust before the king and his council, that John is of good report and not 
suspect and has never hitherto been accused, and Thomas de Haukestan, 
knight, William de Caynton, John Geffrey, Richard de Wottenhull, 
William de Rugge and Richard de Weston of co. Salop have mainperned 
there to have John before the king and others who wish to speak concerning 
such trespass, to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. 

By the keeper and C. 

Enrolment of release by Margaret atte Mersh, daughter of Peter de 
Langeleye, to Richard atte Mersh her son and John his brother and to 
Richard's heirs and assigns, of all her right and claim in a messuage, 
100 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 13s. 4d. 
rent in the town of Hatfeld Peverel, which are called ' Smallondhalle.' 
Witnesses : John de Ultyngge, Thomas Fabel, John du Boys, John de 
Heyroun, John de Wycombe, Hervey le Clerk, John Fameloun, Geoffrey 
Baudewyne, Thoma Caps. Dated at Westminster on Wednesday after 
SS. Peter and Paul, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Margaret came into chancery at Westminster on 
1 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Richard de Burton acknowledges that he owes to John Dreng of Driffeld, 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John Dreng of Driffeld acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Burton, 
10 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Stephen de Asshewy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Carleton, citizen of London, 100^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Thomas de Musgrave acknowledges that he owes to David de Wolloure, 
clerk, 40«. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

Isabella de Erleyc and Richard Haward acknowledge that thsy owe to 
William de Cheltenham, 40^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester, 

Roger de Ardemo of Suthewerk acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de Wilryngworth and John de Mallyng, goldsmith of London, 20Z. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Suncy. 



228 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1389. 



July 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

July 26. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

July 28. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane Sid — co7it. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Spigurnel, knight, lord of Dagenhale, to 
Robert de Hakeneye, citizen of London and Katherine his wife, of all his 
manor of Bobbyngeworth with the advowson of the church there, together 
with his rents and tenements in Heyghangre, co. Essex. Witnesses : Adam 
atte Forde, John de Leyghes, John de Brundichs, Thomas de Caun, Richard 
Asscelyn, William de la Hay, John Pykerel. Dated at Bobbyngworth on 
Sunday before St. Gregory, 5 Edward III. 

Meworaudum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 5 July and 
acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Richard de Hoghton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wodehous, clerk, 12 marks 7s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Matilda late the wife of William in the Lane of Walniesford acknowledges 
that she owes to Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk, 18Z. 10s. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Northampton. 



-Thomas de Baumburgh received the acknowledgment. 



Robert de Landeford of Neuwerk acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Sibthorp, clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 
Cancelled on paijnient. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to the same Thomas, 201. ; 
to be levied as aforesaid. — Thomas de Baumburgh received the two 
preceding acknowledgments. 

Cancelled on payment. 



June 25. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



June 12. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 8. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 33<?. 

To John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex. Order to supersede the exaction made upon William 
Baud for finding men for that custody, while he is staying at his manor of 
Bereweldon with all his power to defend those parts with other lieges 
against the attacks of the kmg's enemies, who propose to attack the parts 
of CO. Suffolk with their fleet. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a moiety 
of 112.S. 8(/. to be allowed to Mabel late the wife of William de Bradeshawe 
in the money which she is bound to pay for Eastor term last of William's 
debts, if they find that 112s. 8</. are owing to William and to John de 
Chisenhall of the surplus of their account for the time when they were 
collectors of the fifteenth and twentieth granted to the late king, in co. 
Lancaster. By C. 

Joan daughter of Dionisia Scolace of St. Albans acknowledges that she 
owes to John de Barton of St. Albans, 12 marks ; to bo levied, lu default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

John do Barton of St. Albans acknowledges that he owes to the same 
Joan, 8 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

William, prior of Walyngford, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to John de Oxenford, citizen and vintner of London, 8CM. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. ilerks. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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229 



-jooQ Membrane BSd — cont. 

July 4. John de Cobhani, knight of co. Kent, acknowledges that he owes to John 

Bcrkhiinip- de Preston, citizen and merchant of London, 50^. ; to be levied, in default 
stead. Qf payment, of liis lands and chattels in co. Kent. — Thomas de Baumburgh 
received the acknowledgment by order of the chancellor. 
Cancelled on paijment. 

July 6. Peter de Pakenham acknowledges that he owes to William de Brikels- 

Bcrkhanip- worth, citizen of I^ondon, 100^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
stead. 

John de Fiens, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de la 

Beche, 18^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

Enrolment of grant by Nicholas de la Beche, knight, to Master William 
la Zouche, dean of St. Peter's, York, of 12 messuages, 2 mills, 4 carucates 
of land, 20 acres of meadow, 1,000 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood and 
6^ rent in Sudburgh, co. Northampton ; also that il. rent in the same town 
which Matilda late the wife of Robert de Veer holds of Nicholas's 
inheritance, in dower, with reversion to Nicholas, shall remain to William ; 
also all the goods and chattels of Nicholas in the said tenements on the day 
of the drawling up of these presents. Witnesses : Sir John de Pulteneye, 
Sir Richard de Wylughby, Sir Robert de Sadyngton, Sir Roger Hillary, 
knights, Master Ralph Turvill, John Mallore. Dated at the New Temple, 
London, on 4 July, 13 Edward III. 

Metnorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 6 July and 
acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas Spigurnel, knight, lord of Dagenhale, 
to Robert de Ilakeneye, citizen of London, Katherine his wife and Robert's 
heirs, of all his right and claim in all the manor of Bobbyngeworth and in 
the advowson of the church there, and in all the lands which Robert and 
Katherine hold of his enfeoffment in co. Essex. Witnesses : Richard de 
Hakeneye, Richard Asscelyn, Henry Wymond, Alan Gille, Adam Hurel, 
Nicholas Pyk, William Box, Robert de Barsham, clerk. Dated at London 
on Thursday the feast of St. Gregory the Pope, 6 Edward IH. 

Memorandtnii that Thomas came into chancery at London on 5 July and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



July 9. 

Bcrkhamp- 
stcad. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 

Juno 28. 

Bcrkhanip- 

stcad. 



July 2. 

Berkhamp- 

stwid. 



John de Gerwardby acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, 
lll.s. 8'/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels iu 
CO. York. 

Thomas Gentilcorps puts in his place Theobald Poleyn, to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him in chancery by James 
Grosset of Burton. 

John le Mareschal of Bovyndon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Raynfrai, citizen of London, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

John Tibetot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Bohun, 
earl of Northampton, 188 marks 2s. 8d. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. — 
Geoffrey le Scrop received the acknowledgment by writ of dedimits poteatatem 
at Filford in parts beyond the sea, which writ is on the files of this year. 

Cancelled an iiaijiuent ; ac/cnouied(/ed before Williaiii Scot lnj reason of a writ 
oj dedimus potestatern, uhUli in 07i theJileH. 

John Hamely the elder, John Lercedeken, knight, and William son of 
Reginald do Botereau.x, knight, acknowledge that they owe to William 
earl of Salisbury, 2,006/. Ib.s. id. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cornwall.— 



230 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 2. 

Bcikhamp- 

stead. 



Aug. 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Moiibranc SSd — cont. 

Geoffrey Ic Scrop received the recognisance by writ of dedimus j^otestatem at 
Andewerp, which writ is on the files of this year. 

John do Ilamcly the elder, acknowledges that he owes to "William carl of 
Salisbury, 1001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cornwall. — Geoffrey le Scrop 
received the acknowledgment at Andewerp by writ of dedimus potcstateni, 
which is on the files of this year. 

John do Hothum of Bondeby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry le Scrop, knight, 2,000Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. — Geoffrey 
Ic Scrop received the acknowledgment at Filford by writ of dedimus 
j'otcstatem which is on the files of this year. 



June 16. 

Berkhamp- 

btead. 



June 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE Z\d.* 

To Edmund de la Beche, keeper of the town of Southampton. Order to 
supersede the exaction made on the prior of Styveton to find a man at 
arms for the custody of that town by reason of his lands in the county, as 
the prior has shown that although the priory was taken into the king's 
hands as alien, and the custody thereof delivered to him for rendering a 
certain ferm yearly, yet the treasurer and barons distrain the prior to find 
a man at arms for that custody, by reason of his lands in the county, 
pretending that the priors of the place and other alien men of religion 
underwent such charges in time of war, wherefore the prior has asserted 
before the council that he now pays a greater sum for the custody than 
was paid in times past, and the matter being brought before the council, it is 
considered that it would be to the king's hurt if the priory and its possessions 
were surrendered to the king's hand. By C. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Hertford. 
Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize of novel 
disseisin which Lora do Caterale, William Herbert and Isabella his wife 
arrame before them against Thomas de Mussynden, while he is on the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, concerning tenements in Wyleweys in that 
county, according to the ordinance in favour of those in the king's service 
in the said parts. By K. and by the said ordinance of the Council. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Margery late the wife of John 
Briaunzoun, tenant in chief, made by the escheator on 21 May, of John's 
lands in co. Essex, in the presence of John do Polteneye to whom the king 
committed the custody of two parts of those lands, according to the tenor 
of a writ directed to the escheator, by the view and testimony of Benedict 
de Ditton, Richard de Norton, Robert de Boliton, Roger Besiden, William 
Curt and John le Parker, jurors appointed to make the assize : of the manor 
of Alvithele of the chief messuage, a house called a sheepfold on the south 
part of a plot called ' la Lee ' and a garden called ' Estgardyn ' with a 
parcel of pasture of la Lee from the gate of the close of the manor on the 
east to la Lcehacch, as appears by the bounds, with free access for hor and her 
Serjeants to the same, towards the church, by moans of the court of the 
manor ; a third part of arable land in a great field lying iu breadth botweou 
the land of William Bernard on the west and the ditch which divides 
the field and tho land of the chapel of la Leo on the east, which 
field contains 8G acres, and tho third part lies in length near tho 
road which leads from tlio town of Alvithele to Thurrokk, ai\d 



Membiune S'J(/ is bhkuk. 



18 EDWAKD III.— rAirr 2. 231 



1339. 



Moiibrana 'dlil — out. 

extends in breadth towards the west accovdhig to which the bounds 
at each head divide ; and 27 acres of land in a parcel of arable land 
called ' Cartercslond '; 12 acres in la Dene; of land in the marsh in the 
field called ' Melnefeld,' 7 J acres of arable land as they are enclosed by a 
ditch, and SJ acres of land in a field called ' Oxlese ' and a croft called 
' Pecokkescroft,' containing 2i acres 1 rood; 1 acre of meadow in 
Toumannesnied and in the field called ' Oxlese,' 5 acres of weak meadow 
and 10 acres of pasture there ; les Fennes, which cannot be measured 
because of the inundation of water, to wit le Estfen, Coufan, and 
Brendewodefan and a part del Riedfan on the east part with a way for 
leading and carrying from the fans to the enclosure of the manor next the 
ditch of the chapel of la Lee, with herbage growing in the same, which 
contains in breadth 21 feet ; assize rents of free tenants, yearly 31«. 4^r^/. 
and 2 capons, to wit, of Benedict de Ditton 5s. lid., of John Parker 2s. 4^d., 
of the heir of William Taillour 3.s., of the tenant Gonaire lOd. and 
2 capons, of the heir of Ralph le Herde 6d., of John Beleie IBd., of John 
Adam 2s., of William Bernard 6s. 8d., of William Briggeman lid., of 
Thomas de Thornden 15d., of Richard Edmund 8d., of the heir of John le 
Longewebbe 10(/., of William Curt 18d., of John atte More 2s, 10(/., of John 
Senare 2s. ; 3 customary tenants whose rents, customs and services are 
worth 21s. lid. yearly, to wit of Adam le Melnere, of rent 3s., of custom 
6s. 5^d. ; of William Herberd, of rent 4s., of custom 3s. 8c/ ; of John 
Sangemous, of rent 18d., of custom 3s. ; also a tenement near that of 
Roger Elys in the east part worth 8(/. yearly ; a third part of the stallage in 
the market place of Alvythele, and of the fairs there and perquisites of the 
portmotes and carriage with a cart from the market to the river Thames 
and passage by boat beyond the river Thames and towards London, to be 
received yearly ; also a third part of the profits of the view of frankpledge 
with a third part of ' weyf,' ' stray ' and sea ' wreck ' and all other profits 
pertaining to the manor. 

There are assigned to her of the manor of West Thurrokk, which 
belonged to John, to wit for the hall, chambers and other interior houses, 
an upper chamber and a cellar beneath it at the west head of the said hall 
with a kitchen next the hall, and 2 other small houses next it on the south 
of the kitchen with easement of a spring of water there, and a place 
surrounded with a tiled wall on the north part of the upper chamber ; a 
grange called ' Litleberne ' and part of an oxhouse on the south as divided 
by a wall, with a small stable for 2 cart horses, with a plot adjacent 
thereto, with easement of a spring of water there, with free access by the 
great gate of the manor ; also the easement of a chapel for celebrating 
divine service with entry by a door on the west head of the chapel ; also in 
a garden of the manor a part of the garden on the south of a way therein 
and a plot in the same on the south part of a bake-house in the king's 
possession ; also a third part of a dovecot and of the residue of the garden, 
a croft of land called ' Hauekyncs croft ' lying in the west part of the 
manor ; also a third part of a sheep fold on the east ; also of arable land, of 
Michcleslond 2j acres in a croft of land called ' Ilungcrcroft ' ; 7 acres of 
land in Tounshote, which extends in length from the highway to the north ; 
82 acres with Micheleslad lying between le Regwcye on the north and 
lo Bromhel ; 18 acres on the east del Bromhel ; a third part of the mount 
called ' Bromhel ' on the east, 9 acres of ' Cherchelond ' at le Curcstreto, 
7 acres in lo Hutbfeld with a parcel of weak pasture called ' Laudmed ' 
between le Chercheweye and Starlyngeshope ; 12 acres at Rondelle 
whereof 4 in allowance of a third part of a plot called Elde Conynger; 
30i acres 1 rood in a parcel called ' le Ilyd ' between le Regweye 



232 CALENDAll OF CLOSE EOLLS. 

1339. 



Mcmhrane 81f/ — cont. 



and the land of Henry atte Gore on the east part of the way called 
le llolestreto, 7 acres in the south part of Hegweye, and on the 
east of the way called ' Ilolestrete ' ; 17 acres of land in a parcel 
called ' ]\Iedschote ' in the east ; 12 acres at Cherchedol ; 15 acres at 
Cherchopath ; 16 acres upon llilgereshelles lying in 2 pieces betAveen the 
way leading to Purtcfletemelne on the north and les B'ennes : a third part 
of Farndon in the east, as appears by bounds without the wall and hays 
and within the gate ; also of meadow, 3i acres in Torelesmed, 6 acres in 
le Newenied, 3 roods in Hakettesmed, 2i acres 1 rood in the meadow next 
that of Adam atte Fen ; 3 roods in Picottesmed ; also of pasture, called 
' Scotteslese,' to wit : Treweshope and Westnewemersh, the entire pasture 
of Micheles Tenement between the south highway and the river Thames ; 
of pasture del Cherchelese, 2 pieces called ' Great Benhope ' and 
' Little Benhope ' as for dower of all the pasture of sheep in 
the marsh ; also of small parcels of pasture of les Fennys, to 
wit le Wythet, Gangereshope, Michelefen, Crokedehope, Youngeshope, 
Redmedech, Semannestrete, with a little hope {hopello) adjacent ; 
also 18 free tenants of the manor who owe 4/. 2.s. 2^(1. yearly, to 
wit : tenants of the land which belonged to John Torel who owe 27s. 7^t/. 
yearly ; Adam atte Fan 6s. li(/., Roger le Chapman 3s. 10f(/., Robert Sone 
2,v. 5d., Anthony de Tilleby 3s- 2r/., Sunon le Longe 2s., William Curt 17i</., 
Edmund Polnier 20(/., John atte Helle 2^*/., John Adgor 20(/., Ivo Huberd 
20(/., William Frosere the younger 2.s., A\'illiam Cary 2s., Richard Gicok 
4.S. 8(/., Ivo de Tilleby 8(/., John Dasel 4s., A\ illiam Frosere the elder 10s., 
Thomas Blundel 7s. ; also G customary tenants, to wit : Michael Seman, 
Edmund Croftman, William Morice, John Petman the elder, John Lamberd 
and John le Cook, whose works and customs are extended at 75s. O^d. ; also 
the land which belonged to John atte Welle, customary tenant, worth 8s. 4(/. 
yearly ; a cottage called ' Gangerestenement ' worth 6</. yearly, a cottage in 
which Robert Page dwells worth 6*/. yearly beyond the reprise, in allowance 
of other tenements in the king's hands; also a third part of a passage with 
a boat beyond the river Thames between Thurrokke and Grenehethe ; also 
a third part of view of frank pledge of the manor with a third part of 
*weyf,' 'stray' and sea 'Wrek' and all other profits pertaining to the 
manor. 



MEM PRASE 30il. 

June 25. To the sheritf of Lincoln. Order to supersede the taking of Robert 
Bcikhanip- Clerk of Kyngeston upon Hull, by a certain mainprise, as he has besought 
stead. ^^^ j^jj^^^ |.Q order this to be done, as William Fraunk delivered to him 

3 sacks of the wool of Robert son of John Darcy to be taken by him to 
parts beyond the sea with other wool provided by certain merchants of the 
realm for the king's use, to be sold there, and the wool was taken for the 
king's use in parts beyond the sea, so that the merchants did not inter- 
meddle further therewith, and although the king caused letters obligatory 
for the price of the three sacks to bo made at Robert's request for Holvrt 
son of John and dclivored to Robert, and Robert Clerk obtained those letters 
in his discharge, yet Robert son of John, scheming to aggrieve lum, has 
refused to admit the letters, and caused Robert to bo impetrated assorting 
that he was his bailiff in Southferyby and receiver of his money thert> ; 
wherefore by process before the justices of the l>ench, RoU'rt Clerk Ivmg 
ignorant thereof, the king ordered the sheriff to take him, by wril 
fif judiciu; and Robeit Clerk has foiuul the follow lUg luaiupeiuors in 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



233 



1339. 



July 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 5. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



June 25. 

i^erkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane SOd — cont. 

chancery, to wit : Henry de Tydcleswell, Robert do Bildesthorp, William 
de Tykhill and Thomas de Tykhill of co. Nottingham, who have under- 
taken to have him before the justices on the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next, on which day the writ to take him is returnable, to answer Robert 
son of John for the said account and further to do and receive what the 



kind's court shall determine. 



ByC. 



To John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex. Order not to compel ISimon de Swanlond to find any men 
for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, while he is attendant 
iipon the arraying of men in co. Middlesex with other lieges, by the king's 
order, and is ready to set out with his men at arms with Edward duke of 
Cornwall and earl of Chester, keeper of England, against the king's enemies 
if they presume to invade the realm. By C. 

To the arrayers of men i-u co. Oxford for the custody of the town of 
Southampton and of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
supersede the exaction made on Simon, bishop of Ely, to find men at arms 
or others for the custody of the town of Southauipton or of the maritime land 
there, by reason of his manor of Great Tiwe, co. Oxford, Avhile he is attendant 
upon the arraying of men in co. Cambridge and is ready to set out Avith the 
keeper of England against the king's enemies, if they presume to invade 
the realm. By C. 

To William de Clynton earl of Huntyngdon and his fellows, keepers of 
the maritime land in co. Kent. Order to supersede the exaction made on 
John de Colon [ia], the king's yeoman, to find any men for that custody or 
to contribute to the expenses of the same, by reason of his lands in the 
county, while he is on the king's service in parts beyond the sea, whither 
he is about to set out, and while he finds men at his expense for the king's 
service in those parts. , By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Kent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
granted to Henry de Burgherssh, bishop of Lincoln, the manor of AVykham, 
CO. Kent, which belonged to Edmund earl of Kent and came into the 
king's hands by his forfeiture, and afterwards the bishop besought the king 
to grant him all the earl's goods and chattels in the manor for a reasonable 
price ; the king on 9 May in the 4th year of the reign ordered Simon de 
Bereford, then escheator this side Trent to cause those goods to be 
appraised and deliver them, by indenture, to the bishop, or to Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh or his attorney, for rendering the price thereof at the 
exchequer on Wednesday after Trinity following, informing the king of 
the goods and the price thereof ; and now Nicholas de Hoghton, then 
sub-escheator of Simon in co. Kent, has besought the king to order those 
goods and chattels to be allowed to him in his account, as Simon sent the 
order to Nicholas to execute, and Nicholas caused the goods to be appraised 
and delivered them by indenture to John Launvare, attorney of 
Bartholomew, for the bishop's use ; the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and Ijarons to view the king's writ and the indenture, and to allow the 
goods and chattels to Nicholas, charging the bishop, Bartholomew and 
.John with the price of the goods. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Brayton a]id David de Wolloure, clerks 
to Simon Rote, citizen and skinner of Jiondon, of 201. yoai'ly to be received 
at Bedyngton at the Assumption, of the lands which they have of the gift 
and enfeoh'ment of Simon in Bedyngton, Bandon, Wodecote and Waleton 
in the pariah of Bedyngton, co. Surrey. Witnesses : Sir Thomas Hurstal, 



234 



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1339. 



June 10. 
Berkhanip- 

stcad. 



April 9. 

Beikhainp- 

steacl. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 

July 14. 
Kenningtou. 



Membrane 30'/ — vont. 

kaij,fht, Thomas de Morlee, Reginald le Forester, Thomas Child, William le 
Kyng, Robert Baudry, William de Castelacre. Dated at Bedyngton on 
1 July, 13 Edward ILL 

Memorawlam that Thomas and David came into chancery at Westminster 
on 5 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on Alan la Zousch, son and heir of William la Zousch of 
Mortymcr for the queen's gold by reason of 5,000Z. of the lands which are 
of William's inheritance or of Alan's perquisite which are not of the lands 
which belonged to Eleanor, William's wife ; as on 22 January in the 4th 
year of the reign the king pardoned Wilham and Eleanor 5,000Z. of 10,000^ 
which they acknowledged that they owed to him for the land of Glaumorgan 
and Morgannou in Wales, the manor of Hanle, co. Worcester, and the manor 
of Teukesbury, co. Gloucester, and ordered the treasurer and barons to 
supersede the demand made upon Alan for the 5,000/. [as at pa<je 121 
above] . 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon John Gabriel, 
Nicholas de Excestr[ia], Thomas le Palmer, Nicholas le Devenyssh, Robert 
Inkepenne and Henry Flemmyug, the king's merchants appointed on 26 July 
in the 11th year of the reign to take and buy 500 sacks of wool for the king's 
use in co. Southampton, according to the ordinance for buying 30,000 sacks 
of wool, to account before them for the wool, because the merchants, by 
agreement with the king, were bound to account with William de la Pole 
and Reginald de Conductu for the said wool, in parts beyond the sea, so that 
they should answer to the king for a moiety of the gain and profit thereon, 
and the king granted that they should not be bound to render account by 
reason of their commissions. 

Thomas de Meynhill acknowledges that he owes to John de Shirbourn of 
Neuwerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Robert de Sprotle, parson of Levene church, diocese of York, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Master Bernard Viventis, proctor and general attorney 
of Reimund cardinal deacon of St. Mary Nova, parson of Hornse church in 
that diocese, 170/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 



July 1. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 29(/. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to supersede the taking of Thomas 
do Haselhawo, late parson of Pokelchurche church, John de Koynesham, 
clerk, John de Holechurcho, clerks, Thomas de la Grene the younger, Adiuii 
le Llert the elder and Richard atte Lude, by a mainprise, by reason of the 
king's writ de judicia, pending their attaint, as they arramod bofoiv the 
justices of the Bench by the king's writ against Peter Corbet a jury of 
24 knights to convict the jurors, by whom an inquisition was lately 
suuunoned before the said justices and afterwards taken at trlouoestor bt^foro 
William do Shareshull, one of the justices of the Bench, by writ of nisi 
prills, between Pester and Thomas and the others, because they pursued a 
plea in the court Christian concerning the advowsou of Siston ohuivh, and 
they besought the king to order the taking of thorn to be supoi-soiloil by a 
mainprise, so that they might pursue the said attaint, as the king onloitxl 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



235 



1339. 



June 2G. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



June 6. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



July 6. 

Berkhamp- 

stcad. 



July 10. 

Berkhanip- 

stead. 



Membrane 29'/ — cont. 

the sheriff to take them by process made against them in the matter ; and 
they have found the following mainpernors, to wit : Nicholas do Taunton, 
Thomas Prat, William de Elleworth and Thomas de Haselhawe the younger 
of CO. Somerset, who have undertaken for Thomas and the others that they 
will prosecute the attaint, and if it goes against them or is not prosecuted, 
that they will render themselves to the Flete prison and satisfy the king 
and Peter for what pertains to them in the premises, and further do what 
the king's court shall determine. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to receive 
John Watte as the attorney of Thomas Wogan, to render his account for 
the time when he was escheator in Ireland, as he is staying with his men 
in Wales upon the sea coast, in accordance with the arraying of men in 
those parts for their defence against the attacks of the king's enemies. 
The attorney has granted before the king that if Thomas is found in 
arrears upon his account, the attorney shall be taken and imprisoned until 
the arrears are fully paid. By C. 

To Henry earl of Lancaster and his fellows, arrayers of men at arms in 
CO. Leicester. Order to supersede the exaction made upon John le Walsh 
for finding two men at arms, while he is attendant upon the keeping of the 
peace in that county, according to the statute of Winchester, and upon the 
arraying of the men of the county to lead them against the king's enemies 
as often as danger threatens. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made on the abbot of W^altham Holy Cross for lOOi. if they find 
upon enquiry that the 100/. received by him from the merchants of the 
society of the Peruzzi of Florence, of the money of Hugh le Despenser the 
younger, are the same as those for which he made a recognisance of 200Z. 
to Hugh in chancery, as he has shown the king that whereas he received 
the 100/. from the merchants and made the recognisance to Hugh for that 
cause in the 18th year of the late king's reign ; and Hugh granted by 
indenture that if the abbot paid him or the merchants 100/. at terms named 
in the indenture, the recognisance should be null, and the recognisance 
was sent to chancery by reason of Hugh's forfeiture, to be levied, and 
although the aljbot paid 100/. to Almaric de Triewe, knight, to whom the 
king granted that debt, by reason of the king's writ of privy seal, and the 
recognisance was cancelled, yet the treasurer and barons exact 100/. of the 
abbot by reason of the tenor of the recognisance and because it is found by 
the account of the merchants that the abbot received 100/. from them by a 
prest made to him of Hugh's money. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede the taking of Gilbert 
Pyro, vicar of Mynhefd church, Robert Cristusham, chaplain, Walter 
Bykc, Hugh Ic Clerk, Richard Prykyslade, Henry Prikyslade, William 
Homond, William Pyro, clerk, and Richard le Shepherde, by a mainprise, as 
they have besought the king to order this to be done, as Thomas prior of 
Bath impleads them before the justices of the Bench for a trespass 
committed upon him by them as is said, and although they have sufficient 
lands, goods and chattels by which they can be distrained, yet the king 
ordered the sheriff to take them, by a writ de judicio by process made before 
the justices against them, they being entirely ignorant thereof; and Gilbert 
and the others have found the following mainpernors in chancery, to wit : 
John Heyron of co. Essex, John do Bekynton, of co. Somerset, Roger 
Btonylond of co. Kent, John de Tamworth of co. Warwick, Thomas de 
Bannobury of co. Oxford and Robert de Bridport of CO. Dorset who have 



236 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



Membrane 29<i — cont. 



undertaken to have them before the justices on the day when the writ 
de judicio is returnable, to answer the prior for the trespass and further 
to do and receive what the king's coiu-t shall determine. By C. 

July 13. To ^Yilliam de ShareshuU and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 

Wcbtmiiibter. Southampton. Order not to compel the men staying in the isle of Wight 
for its safety, to appear before them in assizes, juries, recognitions, 
inquisitions or other such things taken without the island, for their lands 
in the island^ in the present session, or to amerce them for not appearing 
before them, as the king ordered the keepers of the island not to permit the 
men of the island to cross from it, causing them to be attendant upon its 
safe custody ; and now the king has learned that the justices cause them to 
be summoned to appear before them in assizes, etc. taken out of the island, 
and intend to amerce them for not appearing. By C. 

June 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 

Westminster, staying in the isle of Wight for its defence to have respite until the octaves 
of Michaelmas next for the arrears of the triennial tenth and fifteenth now 
current, and for all debts for green wax and other things which are exacted 
from them, as the men of the island have besought the king to discharge 
them of such debts as they are bearing insupportable charges for the 
defence of the island against invasion, so that they are unable to pay those 
debts. By C. 

July 13. To John de Shardelowe, Hugh de Saxham and Robert de Cleer. Order 

Berkhamp- to supersede the execution of the king's letters appointing them to hear and 
stead. determine a certain trespass committed on William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntingdon, Simon de Gaynesburgh, Richard Dallesle, Hugh de Ryburgh 
and William Bernard of Isilham, the younger, by John de Biteryng and 
others contained in the original writ, as on account of certain causes shown 
before the king and council and with the assent of the earl and the others, 
the king has revoked the appointment. By C. 

July 15. To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order not to 

Berkhamp- compel John de CJrey of Codenore to find any men for that custody by 

stead. reason of his lands ill the county, while he is acting as the deputy of 

Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, appointed to guard the maritime land 

in CO. Essex and to array the men of those parts to set out against the 

king's enemies if they should presume to invade the realm. By C. 

The like to the sheriti" of Kent for the same -John. 



MEMBRANE 28il. 

July IG. To John de Brocas, keeper of the king's great horses and others and of 

Kcnningion. the king's stud this side Trent, and to Menaudus de Brocas, the king's 
yeomen. Order upon sight of these presents, to go with the horses to 
places out of co. Southampton and far from the sea, and cause the horses 
to be kept there, as the king has learned that they are about to go to 
Wherewell, co. Southampton, with some of the king's great horses lUid 
others, and intend to stay there with the same, and the king has letu'nod 
that his enemies are preparing to invade those parts. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to dearrest a small ship laden with 
victuals for the nuiintenance of Tliomas de Bonyngos and the uu>n of his 
retinue with him in parts beyond the sea, as Thomas has mformevl iho 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 237 



1339. 



Membrane 28(1 — cont. 



king that he caused the ship to be laded in the port of Faversham in that 
county, to be taken to Andewerp, and the sheriff caused the ship to be 
arrested. By the keeper. 

July 10. To brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 

Kennington. Jerusalem in England. Order to be before the council at London on 

Friday the morrow of St. Mary Magdalene next, to inform the king upon 

certain matters. By the keeper and 0. 

To William de Walyngford, the king's clerk. Order to be before the 
council at London on Wednesday the morrow of St. ]\Iargaret next to inform 
the king upon certain purveyances of victuals to be sent to the king to 
parts beyond the sea. By the keeper and C. 

July 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, upon sight of these 

Kennington. presents to cause proclamation to be made in that town that all who have 
lands, goods and chattels in the town and are wont to dwell there and who 
have eloigned themselves from the town, shall return to the town, under 
pain of forfeiture of their lands, goods and chattels there, before St. James 
the Apostle next, to dwell there, to support the expenses and charges of the 
town with the other men there, because the king is informed that some 
men eloign themselves from the town and dwell in parts more remote from 
the sea to avoid the charges for the defence of the town against hostile 
invasions. The mayor and bailiffs shall make known that if the men refuse 
to return, they will cause their lands, goods and chattels in the town to be 
seized, and with the issues thereof they will cause other men to be found 
for the defence of the town. By the keeper and C. 

[Fcedera, where wrongly addressed to the mayor and bailiffs of 
Southampton.] 

Aug. 25. To J. archbishop of Canterbury, or to his vicar general in his absence. 

Windsor. Summons to attend a parliament at Westminster on the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next to treat of the war and the rights of the crown and the 
defence of the realm, warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church, 
Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of the diocese to be present 
on the said day, the prior and archdeacons in person and the chapter and 
clergy by their proctors. By K. the keeper and C. 

[liep. Difjnit;/ of a Peer iv. p. 503.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, sixteen other bishops, and R. bishop 
of Durham, H. bishop of Lincoln and T. bishop of Hereford or to their 
vicars general in their absence. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament, [fhvl.] 

The like to twenty eight other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England and three other priors. [Ibid.] 

To Henry earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 
The like to all the sheriff's of England. [Ihid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens for each city and two burgesses from each borough in the county, 
to bo elected to attend the said parliament. ilbid.\ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To William le Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports or to him who supplies his place. Order 



238 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Aug. 26. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 28(/ — cont. 

to cause two barons to be elected from each of those ports to attend the 
said parliament. Hep, Dignity of a Peer iv, p. 503. 

To John de Stonore. Summons to attend the said parliament to give 
his counsel with the others of the council. [Ihid.] 
The like to thirteen others. [Ihid.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Request to warn the deans and chapters of 
cathedral churches the abbots, priors, archdeacons and all the clergy of that 
province to be present at the said parliament, the deans, abbots, priors and 
archdeacons in person and the chapters and clergy by their proctors. 

\lhid.'\ By K. the keeper and C. 

The like to J. archbishop of Canterbury or to his vicar general during his 
absence. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 



July 10. 
Berkhamp- 

steiid. 



July 10. 

Berkharap- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 21d. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports and of the maritime land in co. Kent. 
The mayor and community of Sandwich have shown the king that 
although they have ordained ships of that town to set out to sea with the 
fleet towards the west, for the defence of the realm, and certain men of 
Sarre in the isle of Thanet, a member of the port of Sandwich, are ordained 
to set out in those ships, yet the men assert that they are staying in the 
island for its defence by order of the keepers of the island, and are forbidden 
by them to leave the island, and it is more expedient for them to remain in 
the island for its defence than to set out in the said ships, and they excuse 
themselves to the mayor and community who have besought the king to 
cause those men to set out ; the king orders the warden that if the town is 
a member of the port of Sandwich, then to cause certain of those men to set 
out in the fleet, as he sees fit, and certain to remain in the island. By C. 

To the arrayers of men in co. Wilts for the custody of the maritime land 
in CO. Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction made on Robert de 
Hungerford to find men for that custody by reason of his lands in 
CO. Wilts, while he is attendant upon the arraying of men in cos. Leicester, 
Nottingham, Warwick and Stati;brd, to set out with the keeper of England 
against the king's enemies, if they presume to invade the realm, and upon 
the keeping of the peace in those counties, to which ho is deputed by Henry 
earl of Lancaster, whom the king appointed chief keeper of the peace and 
arrayer of such men there. By C. 

The like to the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton and to 
the arrayers of men for that custody there. 

July 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Westminster, de Barton and Richard fltz Pieu, collectors of customs in the port of 
Kyngoston upon Hull, to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaohuasi 
next for rendering their account for 2, 189 sacks 10 stones of wool taken 
from that port to parts beyond the sea by certain merchants of the roiUm. 
according to agreement made with them, paying 20>'. a sack for a subsidy 
beyond the custom due thereon, and although the wool has Won taken to 
the said parts and delivered to Reginald do Conductu and John do lu Vd[\>^ 
supplying the place of William de la Bole, dopiUod to rocoivo it, and lis. S</. 
a sack for the custom have been allowed to the uiorehants in the priot>, »uh\ 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



239 



July 15. 
Kennington. 



]^33g Membrane 21 d — cont. 

Reginald and John are charged with all that wool and have not yet 
accounted for the same, yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge the 
collectors with Qs. 8(1. for custom on each of the 2,439 sacks 10 stones 
aforesaid, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede the taking of Giles le 
Fisicien by a m.iinprise, as he has besought the king to order this to be 
done, as William de Lyllyng impleads him before the justices of the Bench 
for a trespass committed upon him as is said, and although Giles has 
lands, goods and chattels in the county by which he can be distrained yet 
the king ordered the sheriff to take him by writ de judicio by process before 
the justices against him, he being ignorant thereof ; and he has found the 
following mainpernors in chancery, to wit : John de Ludyngton, Robert 
de Burton, Peter de Fymmere of that county and James Frisel of co. 
Buckingham, who have undertaken to have him before the justices on the 
day when the writ de judicio is returnable, to answer William concerning 
the said trespass, and further to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine. By C. 

July 20. Benedict de Ditton of Alvythele acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Kenuington. Rumburgh, armourer, of London, 12/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Benedict de Ditton of 
Alvinhele is bound to John de Rumburgh in 12Z. by the preceding 
recognisance, and Benedict and Isabella his wife have released to John and 
Agnes his wife all their right and claim in 40s. yearly. rent which they were 
wont to receive of certain lands which John and Agnes hold of the gift and 
enfeoffment of Hamo de Wy of Reigate and ]\Iargery his wife, daughter of 
Richard le Kenne of Bromele, in the parish of St. Nicholas Coldabey in the 
city of London, John grants that if he and Agnes and their heirs hold the 
rent in peace, so that he shall not lose it at Isabella's suit after Benedict's 
death, then the recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on 20 July, 
13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Rumburgh came into chancery at London on 
the said day and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

July 21. -John Junctyn, merchant of the society of the Peruzzi, acknowledges for 

Kennington. himself and his fellows of that society that they owe to Thomas de 
Baumburgh, clerk, 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on jiayment. 

July 24. William de Joncston acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Lesenes, 

Kennington 2101.; to bo levied ctc. in CO. Lancaster. 

July 24. John de Northburgh and William de Cornub[ia] acknowledge that they 

Kennington. owe to William Ilaunsard and William Box, 20/.; to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Cancelled on jiaijment. 

July 2.'5. Thomas, prior of Holy Trinity, London, acknowledges for himself and 

Kennington. convent that they owe to Edmund de Grymcsby, clerk, lij/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in the city of London. 
Cancelh'il oil ]iaipnr7it. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1339. 



Aug. 2. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



July 25. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 27d — cont. 

Master Elias cle Sancto Albano puts in his place Roger de Queryngton, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks made to 
him in the late king's chancery by John Spray. 

Peter Dunyby of Fymmer puts in his place Simon de Brantyngham, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40 marks made to 
him in chancery by Peter de Wetowang, parson of a moiety of Rilkyngton 
church. 

Peter de Fynnner puts in his place Simon de Brantyngham, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 201. made to him in chancery 
by Nicholas son of Thomas de Neubald. 

Adam, prior of Kirkham, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk, 20^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of the prior's lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
York. — John de Pokelyngton, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ 
of dedimus potestatciii which is on the files of this year. 

Cancelled on payment, aclinnidedt/ed hij T/iomas de Sibthorj) and John de 
Pokeh/ugto)!, ej-eeiitors of Tltowas's trill. 

Elizabeth, abbess of Elnestowe, acknowledges for herself and convent 
that they owe to Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Bedford. — John de Pokelyngton, clerk, received the acknowledgment by 
writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of this year. 



MEMBRANE 26(1. 

July 15. To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to aggrieve Bartholomew Garleke, 

Kennington. mariner, by reason of his not coming before him, and to supersede the 
exaction of 10/. from him or his mainpernors, as he was attached by the 
sherift" to set out with other mariners to those parts on a certain day still to 
come, and found mainpernors for the sheritt" upon this, to set out, under 
pain of 10/. ; and although he is retained in the king's service for doing 
certain works in the Tower of London, by Nicholas de la Beche, keeper of 
the Tower, as the king has learned from him, so that he could not set out 
to sea on the appointed day, yet the sheriff intends to levy the 10/. of his 
mainpernors. By C. 

July 27. John Annore of Rumford acknowledges that he owes to John Somer, 

Kennington. diaper, of London, -10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Aug. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to ciiuse the prior 

Windsor. of Shireburn to have respite until the quinzamo of Mlehaolmas next for the 
arrears of his form of 80/. for the custody of the priory, which was taken 
into the king's hands as alien, so that the king may cause what is 
reasonable to be done for the prior and monks, as the prior has besought 
the king to cause some mitigation of that form to be made to huu, or to 
cause the priory to bo resumed into the king's hands and wagtvs to l>o 
ministered from the issues thereof to the prior ami monks, as the lands and 
possessions of the priory, the wages of the monks boiug doduotod, do not 
reach GO/., as is found by the extent thereof returned into ohauoery. By C. 



13 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



241 



1339. 

July 14. 

Bevkharap- 

stead. 



July 14. 
Kennington. 



May 30. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



July 30. 

KenninKton. 



MEMBRANE 2lid. 

Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, acknowledges that he oweg to 
Michael Mynot, citizen and vintner of Ijondon, 1,000 niarl(s ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the earl and Michael, testifying 
that whereas the earl is bound to Michael in 1,000 marks by the preceding 
recognisance, Michael grants that if he and his heirs hold the manor of 
Stratton, co. Oxford, in peace, which he has of the earl's gift, then the 
recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on 14 July, 13 Edward III. 
Frencli. 

Memurandum that the earl and Michael came into chancery at London 
on the said day and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John Walkefare, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de la 
Beche, knight, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on paijment. 

Nicholas de Wycombe, the king's watchnian, who has long served the 
king and his father, is sent to the prior and convent of Christ Church, 
Canterbury, to receive such maintenance from that house for life as John 
Griffon, deceased, had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

To the abbot and con\ent of Leicester. Request to cause suitable 
maintenance in their house to be ministered to Robert de Cestr[ia], the 
king's courier, who has served the king, his father and grandfather and 
who is so broken by age that he cannot travail in the king's company to 
parts beyond the sea, until the king's return to England. 

By the keeper and C. 

Enrolment of release by John de Godesfeld attorney of John de Bodenho, 
chaplain, to John de Derby, clerk, and Richard Rubyous of Ravenesden, 
clerk, of 45 marks, which John de Bodenho his master recovered for his 
damages against them by assize of novel disseisin taken before the justices 
of the Bench at Westminster at Trinity term last between John and the 
said John, Richard and others concerning a tenement in Bedeford. Dated 
at London on 1 August, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Godesfeld came into chancery at London on 
1 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE 2id. 

Memorandum that Nicholas Mundelard, late one of the collectors of 
custom in the port of Southampton — imprisoned in the Tower of 
London because he permitted certain wool and other merchandise to be 
laded in that port without paying custom, to bo taken to parts beyond the 
sea, and he permitted other wool to be so laded and taken, taking part of 
the custom and concealing a part, and retaining it for his own use, and 
committed certain other excesses in thatoflice of which he was convicted before 
Sir William la Zouche, dean of York, then treasurer, and Sir Henry do 
I'erariis, Sir Geoffrey Lescrop, Sir John de Stonore, Sir Richard de 
Wylughby and other lieges, deputed to enquire into the premises and 
determine them — came to Westminster on Satui'day before the Transla- 
tion of St. Thomas, being brought before tbe council, and made line with 



mvH 



242 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339 Membrane 2id — cont. 

the king before the council by 40L, by the mainprise of Sir Nicholas de la 
Beche and Roger Norman of Southampton, to be paid for the works in 
enclosing the town of Southampton and in wages to the men staying in 
garrison there, or otherwise at the king's will, to have pardon of the 
imprisonment and his excesses, and restoring to the king what pertains to 
him. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John Makenheved, citizen and 
goldsmith of London, has granted by charter to Thomas de Derteford, 
chaplain, parson of the church of Earde, near Derteford, all the tenements 
which he held in Westchepe in the city of London, Thomas binds himself 
to John in 300/. to bo paid to him or his attorney at London at the 
Assumption next. Thomas charges all those tenements with the said 300/., 
so that if the sum is not paid John and Margery his wife, they shall enter 
the tenements and hold them without contradiction. Thomas grants that 
in the meantime he will not alienate or charge the said lands to anyone but 
John and Margery, and John grants that when all the premises are 
completed by Thomas, then Thomas shall be quit of the payment of the 
300/. Dated at London on Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas, 

13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery in the church of the 
Carmelites, London, on 11 July, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, to Michael 
Minot, citizen and vintner of London, of all his manor of Strattone, co. 
Oxford, with all its appurtenances. Witnesses: Robert de Bereford, 
Thomas Pecche, knights; James de Wodestok, Thomas de Langeleye, 
Richard de Stanleye, John de Herthewyk. Dated at Stratton on Friday 
after the Translation of St. Thomas, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the earl came into chancery at London on 14 July and 
acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the earl and Michael testifying 
that whereas the earl has granted the said manor to Michael by charter, 
Michael grants that if the earl pay 400 marks in Michael's house at London 
on the quinzaine of Michaelmas 1340 or before, then the earl shall enter 
the manor without disturbance of Michael, saving to Michael his goods and 
chattels in the manor, and the charter shall be null. The earl grants that 
if he fail in the said payment, in whole or in part, the manor shall remain 
to Michael. Dated at London on 14 July, 13 Edward III. Fre^neh. 

Memorandum that the earl and ]\Iichael came into chancery at London on 

14 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

July 15. William de Gayton acknowledges that ho owes to John Coupegorgo 

Kennington. clerk, 10/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 



July 14. 
Kennington. 



Ralph do Restwold acknowledges that he owes to Edward duko of 
Cornwall and earl of Chester, 62/. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on i>atj)nent. 

Enrolment of indenture between Sir Nicholas do la Becho and Sir John 
Walkefaro testifying that whereas Sir John is bound in 80 umrks by a 
recognisance, to pay them to Nicholas at the Tower of London on 
Michanlmas next, Nicholas grants that if John pay 10 uuirks to him at tho 
Tower on that day, then tho rocognistuico shall bo null. John grants that 



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243 



1339. 



July 17. 
Kennington. 



July 16. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 2iil — cont. 

if ho does not pay the 40 marks the recognisance shall remain in force. 
Dated at the Tower of London on 15 July, 13 Edward III. French. 

Meworandam that Nicholas and John came into chancery at London on 
the said 15 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas son of Roger de Abbodeston, nephew 
and heir of John de Abbodeston to Sir William de Munden, clerk, of all his 
right and claim in a messuage, 180 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 
3J acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, IG.v. 11^/. rent and a rent of 3 capons 
in Munden Frevill, Great Munden, Benyngton and Watton, co. Hertford, 
and in all other lands, rents and services which formerly belonged to 
Sir Thomas de Neusom, parson of Great Grauntesdon church, or to John 
de Abbodeston in those towns. Witnesses : John de Frevill, John de 
Blounvill the elder, John le Fermer, John de Blounvill the younger, 
John de Cleydon, Sampson de Wylie, John de Henxteworth. Dated at 
Westminster on 18 July, 13 EdAvard III, 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery in the chapter of the 
Carmelites, London, on 18 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas Spigurnel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pulteneye, knight, 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. " 



Buckingham. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John do 
Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Richard de Acton, late collectors of 
customs in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next for rendering account for the custom of 
341 sacks and a moiety and 11 stones of wool taken from that port to parts 
beyond the sea, in accordance with the agreement made with certain 
merchants of the realm, as although G.s. 8^7. in the sack was allowed for 
custom to the merchants in the price of the wool, and Reginald de 
Conductu and John de la Pole, to whom the wool was delivered, are charged 
therewith, yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge John and Richard 
with the custom on the said sacks, as the king has learned from their 
complaint. By C. 

Memorandum that Roger de Forsham, citizen of London, came into 
chancery in the church of St. Andrew, Holeburn, London, on 20 July and 
acknowledged himself satisfied for those 80Z. which Thomas de Benton 
acknowledged that he owed to him in chancery in the 8th or 9th year of 
the reign. 



MEMBRANE 2M. 

July 29. To R. bishop of Salisbury or to his vicar general in his absence. 

Kennington. Whereas the king committed to Richard le Provost, proctor of the abbot of 
St. Wandragesil in England, the custody of all the lands, goods and chattels 
pertaining to the abbey in England, to hold during pleasure, rendering 
therefor 40 marks yearly at the exchequer, and Richard has informed the 
king in chancery that the abbot has no lands in the realm whereof the ferm 
can bo levied, except the church of Uphavene, which is taxed at 20 marks, 
as is said, and that the bishop, because it is returned by the sheriff of Wilts 
that the abbot has no hiy tenement in the bailiwick whereof the 40 maiks 
and the arrears thereof can be levied, has caused the fruits and issues of the 
church to be sequestrated for that money by virtue of a writ of the 
exchequer, and Richard is ready to answer to the king speedily for the said 



244 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 20. 
Kennington. 



July 20. 
Kenninston. 



July 20. 
Kennington. 



July 20. 
Kennington, 



July 25. 

Kenningtui) 



Membrane 23d — cont. 

fruits and has besought the king to cause the sequestration to be released 
and to give him a respite until the quinzaine of. IMichaelmas for the 40 
marks and arrears, and to grant that ho may collect the autunni fruits and 
issues and answer for them to the king, by finding a certain security ; the 
king therefore orders the bishop to take security from Richard to answer for 
the said fruits or for the value thereof and to revoke the sequestration, 
certifying the king in chancery concerning the said security, without 
delay. By C. 

To Th. bishop of Hereford, keeper of the land of Ireland. Order to 
supervise all the castles and dangerous places in that land and ordain that 
all shall be provided with men and other necessaries according to the 
appointed fees and the proclamations made thereupon, and with victuals; 
and if the constables and others neglect to do this, to cause the castle to be 
seised into the king's hand to be provided and guarded by the advise of the 
council of those parts, and to cause the keepers and others to be punished 
or amoved from their offices if their delict requires this, and to substitute 
other fit persons in their place, so that they be not Irishmen, notwith- 
standing that they hold their offices by the king's commission under the 
great seal used in England. Order also to take information concerning the 
behaviour of the king's ministers in those parts and to inform the council 
in England of the names of those who are found insufficiently qualified, 
together with his advice in the matter. By the keeper and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

To A. archbishop of Dublin. Order to cause his lands in that county 
which are fallow and waste to be cultivated and inhabited by men in the 
king's allegiance, and so defended that the king's enemies may not occupy 
them, knowing that if he refuses to do this the king will cause them to be 
seised into his hand and cultivated and inhabited for his benefit. 

[Ibid.] By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
Hilary next the exaction made upon Master John Rees, treasurer of 
Ireland, for rendering his account, because the king has ordered certain 
attairs for the repulse of the Irish rebels, who strive to invade and destroy 
the lands of the king and his lieges in those parts, to be expedited by his 
ministers there, wherefore John cannot absent himself to render his 
account, before the said feast. By the keeper and C. 

To A. archbishop of Dublin. Order upon sight of these presents to 
come to England, to be there before the council before Martinnuis next, to 
inform the king upon certain afi'airs touching the state of that laud. 

[Fcedei-a,] By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to cause his castles in Leinestre and ospeoiiUly the 
castle of Castelkevyn, situated near the march, to be repaired and providt-d 
with men, victuals, armour and other necessaries, and to be duly guaiiled, 
knowing that if he delays to do this the king will cause the castles to W 
seised into his hands and repaired and provided of the issues theivof luul of 
the archbishop's other temporalities. [lbid.\ 

To the baililTs of John duke of Britanny and earl of Richmond, of 
Boston. Order to cause 80 tuns of oil at 10 marks the tun, of John Uodo 
of Lubike, Henry Swart of Ivostok and Tidi'mannin de lU^gh of Stmllesoud, 
arrested by tlieiu by virtue of the king's mdor to U* do urresttH.1 ami 



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245 



1339. 



Aug. 7. 
Kennington. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2S(I — co7it. 

delivered to John, Henry and Tidemannus by security to deliver that oil to 
John de Nesbit and John Lambe, unless tliey can show that the oil ought 
of right to be de-arrested and delivered to them. [Cf. page 191 above] 

By C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order not to permit any injury or 
damage to be done to merchants of Catalonia, but to permit them to sell 
and dispose of their merchandise freely while they exercise legal merchan- 
dise and pay the customs due, and to cause proclamation to be made in 
that town forbidding any one to do harm to them, as certain merchants of 
Catalonia have brought two great ships called ' caricces ' to that port, laden 
with divers goods and merchandise, to sell them there for the common 
benefit of the king's people. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand made upon John de Barton 
and Richard fitz Dieu, collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull for the custom of 6.s. 8(/. on each of 2,439 sacks 10 stones of wool 
taken from that port to parts beyond the sea, for the king's use, so that the 
king may cause justice to be done in the meantime, after fuller information 
has been taken, as the wool was taken according to an agreement made 
with the merchants, and although it was delivered to Reginald de Conductu 
and John de la Pole, and 6s. Hd. a sack were allowed in the price of the 
sack for custom to the merchants, and Reginald and John are charged with 
the wool, yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge the collectors with 
the 6.S. 8'/. on the 2,439 sacks 10 stones, whereupon the collectors have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 



July 10. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



MEMBRANE 22d. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to permit the prior and monks of 
Boxgrave to have respite until Christmas next for the ferm for the custody 
of the priory and the arrears thereof, as they have besought the king to 
cause his hand to be amoved from the priory, and the priory and its 
possessions to be restored to them, as the monks of the priory are 
Englishmen, and elect the prior from among themselves and present him 
to the diocesan, and the priory has not been taken into the king's hands in 
time of war with the kings of France except in the time of the present prior 
whom the late pope John appointed, wherefore, the prior being an alien, 
the priory was taken into the king's hands in the war of the late king with 
France and in the present war ; and the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer to certify him upon the matter, and they returned 
that it was found by inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
that the late king, on 8 October in the 18th year of his reign, appointed 
divers persons to take into his hands the lands, goods and chattels of men 
of religion of the power of the king of France, in England, and that the 
priory was then taken and committed to the prior for rendering a certain 
fixed thing during the war, and it is not found that the priory was previously 
so taken ; and the piior has asserted in chancery that he has divers 
evidences by which it appears that the lands of the priory ought not to be 
taken into the king's hands by reason of war and has besought the king to 
provide for his indemnity and that of the monks, and the king gave them 
respite for tbe ferm and fine for the custody of the priory until the 
Purification next ; and the treasurer and barons have returned to a second 
writ of certiorari that it is not found that the priory was taken into the 



246 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



July 20. 
Kennington. 



July 22. 
Kennington. 



July 27. 
Kennington. 



Aug. 1. 
Windsor. 



July 28. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 22*/ — cant. 

hands of the king's progenitoi-s by reason of any war with France, before 
the saitl 8 October, and the king wishes to deliberate fully upon the 
matter with the council. By C. 

To the arrayers of men for the custody of the maritime land in co. 
Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction made upon John le 
Mareschal of Bovyndon to find a man at arms or another for that custody, 
by reason of his lands in the county, as he has shown the king that all his 
said lands are taken into the king's hands for divers debts in which he is 
bound to the king, and are committed to him for rendering 25 marks yearly 
which exceed the true value of the lands. By C. 

To Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, keeper of England, or to 
his justice of co. Chester or to him who supplies the justice's place. The 
abbot of Whalleye has shown the king that certain of the duke's ministers 
have caused one of the lay brethren of the abbey, to whom the abbot com- 
mitted the custody of a place of the abbot in that county, to be attached and 
imprisoned, without reasonable cause, and caused the abbot to be distrained 
by all his cattle, for the recent translation of the abbey from a place 
called Stanlawe co. Chester, to Whalleye co. Lancaster, although the 
translation was confirmed by the king's letters patent at the time when the 
duke was earl of Chester, and although the abbot has pursued before the 
duke and others and besought them to do justice to him, yet they have not 
hitherto done this, whereupon the abbot has besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; the king therefore orders the duke or others to hear the abbot's 
plaint and cause justice to be done to him in the premises, according to the 
law and custom of those parts, so that the abbot may not have cause to 
repeat his complaint. 

To Richard earl of Arundel and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land 
in CO. Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction made on the prior of 
Okeburn to find two men at arms, armed men and archers for that custody 
by reason of the lands of the priory, taken into the king's hands because it 
was alien, and committed to him at fcrm, as the prior has asserted before 
the council that he pays a greater sum for that custody than was paid in 
times past for the same, and he has sought that he may be quit of finding 
such men or that the king will cause the priory to be resumed into his 
hands. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Bartholomew Garlek, mariner, to 
be released from prison so that he may be attendant upon the king's 
service in the Tower of London, provided that he answer to the king for his 
wages, as he was taken by the sheritl" and detained in prison because it was 
said that he had received wages to set out to sea in the king's service, with 
other mariners of those parts, and ho did not come at the appointed date 
because he was retained for work in the Tower by Nicholas de la Beohe, 
keeper of the Tower, as has been testified to the king by Nicholas. By C. 

John de Derby, parson of Ouston church, diocese of York, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Godesfeld of London, 20 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. York. 

To the sheriir of Norfolk and SuH\)lk. Order to supersede the execution 
of a writ of the e.\ehei[uer directing him to enter the liberty of the 
town of Croat Yarmouth and take into the king's hands 4 messuages 
worth 108.S. yearly and goods and chattels to the value of \l. 17s. 8''. of 
John Perbroun, one of the ct)lleotoi's of the ancient and of the now custom 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



247 



1339. 



Aug. 4. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 0. 
Windsor. 



June 18. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membrane 22d — cent. 

in the port of Great Yarmouth, and three messuages worth il. yearly 
and goods and chattels to the value of 119s. of Thomas de Drayton, the 
other collector of the same customs m that port, which the sheriff lately took 
into the king's hand in the name of a distraint as he returned at the 
exchequer on the morrow of Midsummer last, when the king also ordered 
the sheriff to attach John and Thomas and have them before the barons of 
the exchequer at Westmmster on the morrow of St. James, with all things 
touching their account, to render account for the time when they were 
collectors of customs, which they have not yet done, and for the wool 
received by them of divers takers collectors and receivers of wool in divers 
counties of the realm, because the king has given John and Thomas respite 
for rendering their account till the quinzaine of Martinmas next, as they 
are about to set out upon the sea in the king's service, as they say. If they 
do not set out, they are to be compelled to render their account on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next, according to the tenor of the king's writ of the 
exchequer. By C. 

Robert de Shutlyngdon, parson of the church of St. Dunstan West, 
London, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, keeper of the 
(Inmus conversorum, London, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Martin Shenche acknowledges that he owes to John Reyner 
of London, IQl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Hurle, who has long served the king, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Hayles, to receive such maintenance in food, clothing and other 
necessaries of that house, for life, as Adam le Ferur had there for life at the 
late king's request. By p.s. [11901.] 



MEMBRANE 21. 

July 15. To the keeper of Ireland and chancellor there and to the treasurer and 

Westminster, barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Whereas there was assigned in dower to 
Mary de Sancto Paulo, late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, tenant in chief of the late king, on 1 March in the 18th year of 
his reign, a third part of the perquisites of the assizes of the office of 
chancellor of the exchequer and of the county of Weyscford, and the late 
king ordered the escheator in Ireland and his steward and other ministers 
there to deliver these to Mary, and although she has never received them, 
yet the steward of the county retains 40 marks, which he levied as his fee 
by reason of the custody of the lands of the king and others in the county 
and court, and proposes to levy as much for his fee for the present year 
although he does not intermeddle with the lands of the countess or answer 
for the issues of the said perquisites to her, whereupon she has besought 
the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the keeper and 
others to cause what is in arrear of the said perquisites from the said 
1 March, to be delivered to the countess and to deliver them henceforth 
when they are levied, and not to permit the steward to levy anything 
beyond what pertains to him for his fee, but to permit the countess to be 
quit of what the steward exacts of her beyond what so pertains to him of 
the portion of the countess. 



248 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



July 6. 

Bcikhamp- 

stcad. 



July 28. 
Kcnnington. 



July 28. 
Kennington. 



July 20. 
Kenninston. 



July 26. 
KenninL'ton. 



Aug. 25. 
Windsor. 



j\I(')iibronc 21 — cant. 

To the stcwanl of Weyscford in Ireland. The like order, ' mutatis 
wiitandia,' to (lolivcr the said arrears and perquisites to the countess and 
exact nothing of her beyond what pertains to him. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to supersede the demand made 
upon Henry bishop of Lincoln, who is staying in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, for all the debts which he owes to the king at the 
exchequer and for the accounts which he is bound to render there, as the 
king has given him respite for the same until Christmas next. By C. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of York, the sheriff of Lincoln, the sheriff of Nottingham, 
the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester, the sheriff' of Rutland, the sheriff' 
of Huntingdon, the sheriff' of Bedford and Buckingham, the sheriff of 
Oxford, the sheriff' of Essex, the sheriff of Middlesex, the sheriff' of 
Wilts, the sheriff" of Somerset and Dorset and the sheriff' of Devon. 

To the constable of Bristol castle or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to release Geoffrey de Moubray, knight, from prison, by a mainprise, 
so that he may set out to parts beyond the sea and stay there in the king's 
service at his wages as he has besought the king to order him to be so 
released, and he has found the following mainpernors before Kalph de 
Nevyll, to whona the king gave power to receive the mainprise, by writ, to 
wit : Richard Talbot and William de Felton, Thomas de Rokeby, Adam de 
Shareshull, John Mareschal, knights, and Richard le Huntere, who have 
undertaken that he shall go with speed to the king, when he is released, and 
will stay there at the king's wages, and behave avcII and will return to 
prison at the king's will, if the king does not show favour to him, as Ralph 
has signified to the king in chancery. By p.s. 

The like to the constable of Nottingham castle for Roger de Moubray son 
of Alexander de Moubray, knight. By the same writ. 

To John de Veer, carl of Oxford and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Essex and to their deputies. Order to supersede the exaction 
made upon Walter de Chcsthunt to find a hobeler for that custody by 
reason of the manor of Reynhani, which ho holds of the king as of the 
honour of Dover, by the service of finding a hobeler for the defence of 
Dover castle in time of war and disturbance and by other services due to the 
castle, while he is linding a hobeler for that castle and does the other 
services, as Walter has shown tlio king that the nuuior does not extend 
beyond the value of IOOn. ; aiul the king has considered the premises and 
that ^\'alter is occupied with the affairs of Queen Isabella, according to the 
king's injunction. 

To the keepers of the isle of Wight. Order to supersede the exaction 
made upon Giles de Bello Cnmpo for hading six men at arms for that 
custody, while ho is staying with all the men of his power in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, at great expense. r\v p.s. 

To the keeper of the maritime land in co. Norfolk. Order to suivrsode the 
exaction nuule upon John de Walkefarc to lind any men for that custody 
by reason of his lands in the county, while he is staying with the men of 
his power, Avitli Edward the keei)er of England etc. ready to sot out with 
him against the king's enemies if they presunu> to invade the ivtvlm. 

To A. bishop of Norwich and his follows, arrayers of men in co. Norfolk. 
Order to sup(>rsode the exaction nuule upon the abbot of Hamosoyo for 
liiidmg six men at arm.", or uthor,; for that oouulv while ho la alU'iulAul 



13 EDWABD III.— Part 2. 



249 



1339. 



Aug. 4. 
Windsor. 



July 8. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 



Membianr 21r/ — cnnt. 

upon the arraying of men in co. Huntingdon, where he is appointed chief 
arrayer, and on the arraying of all the men of his retinue and household, 
ready to set out with other lieges against the king's enemies if they invade 
the realm, and with Edward, keeper of England etc. if they presume to 
occupy any land in the realm. 13y C. 

John de Melford, who has long served the king and queen Philippa, is 
sent to the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester, to receive such 
maintenance in that abbey as Walter Mantel, deceased, had there at the 
late king's request. By p.s. [11969.] 

To the justice of North Wales or to him who supplies his place and to 
the chamberlain there, for the present or the future. The king sends to 
them under the half-seal certain articles for amending the state of North 
Wales, made by the advice of the council, ordering him to inspect the 
articles, and to cause them to be executed, kept and observed. 

By the keeper and C. 

Ces sont les articles propofiez, cxaiiiincz ct acorda par le conseil le Eoi cnam- 
endcment do Icstat dc w.s terrcf^ dcrcrs les parties de XortJigalcs et de ses bHsoi(/iics 
illoeqes en vianere qxe sensieut : 

Primerenient come par session de justice de XortJir/ales direrses araiitaj/es 
snurdent ai( roi cowe defijns, auiereieuientz, esclieies et forfaitures ct par session 
la pees y sera le inch asseurec et ajfer>iie, et par tant Ic poeple en sera molt aise 
que sanz session ne poet home en jile de terre neii aiitres dassez de cas accion user 
ne lour droit desresner, ct aiixint les attache-, le vieen temps inoerent en jirison et 
riventen mcschief, qiieu.c ne poent sanz session estre finabnent delivers, etpour ceo 
qe session mj estoit de f/rant temps: Accorde est qe le Justice y face tenir 
session le plus tost que bonemcnt /aire le puet et sil meismcsne poet pcrsoncdment 
a ceo /aire bonenient entendre qe par ses deputes convenahles le face en hast 
tenir; et qe adonques session y soit tenuc deu.v foiz a meyns par an ou plus 
solonc qe y aiiera meyns ou jdus de bosoiyn couie contenuc est en lestatuyt de 
Tiothelan sur ceo fait. 

Item come le conntee de Anyleseye illoe(ies soit jiar tut enrirone de meer, en 
quiel mil Enyleis nest yuairs demnrant, mes de jilus yrant yaleys et jiarillons q 
sontconrersantzde queux oistumcdjlement ton: les mal.v et riotescea en arrier, etore 
tard sount sours, ct de deynz meisines eel pais a plus foreijt bout de ccl countee y 
ad un isle }>lus proschcine a Irlaund et Kscoce et tres lion arrirail, ou autrefois 
y ont parlance de coreiyn ]>ar entre les Escots et cux qe trop de mal >/ pormit 
aver avenu si par ascuns le peril neust este adnnqrs apperceu et de//ait et 
adonqes durant luie ccrtaine seison y furent ordinez et demorent illoeqes I. 
archers Knyleis as yayes le roi ct por ceo que ia y ad murmure de au tiel vial et 
por vnc tiele force mettre si porroit ein le inelz les fols iustizer cele jiarte : 
Accorde est qe la justice ou son lieu tenant et le chambrer facent porveier xl. 
archers hicn eslicuz ct fiablcs por y dcniorcr, por uiie temps tanque le siecle soit 
plus encertein illoeqes et par de cca qiiiele luiud/re senible qe deit sii/flr en le 
cas : et si as ditz justice, lieu tenant ct chambrer soit avis qe le dit lieu puet 
demeyns ou sanz cele force estre duewent yarde, qe adonqes ]iar lour discreeion 
en facent come melz rerrount a saucer lour serment devers le roi issint totefoitz 
qe si cele force soit ordeijiee et y demorr/e as cusiayes le roi, le dit e/uiudirer le 
face paier yayes come autrefoitz pristrent si de meyns ne junt lour yre faire, et 
qe par tesl.moiyne de la dite justice ou lieu lenmit il en eit aloiianee de ce qil 
paiera en ceo cas, ct par mesme la. iiuuiere soit autrefoitz tiel force assiyne 
illoeqes a custayes le roi si autrefoitz apres lein sent seinhlable peril en le cas. 

Item si sodeine yiierre surdesist celcs jiurties ou a/)para)it e[frai, ou qe levi, 
veist yrant peril cnrcnant, ou notable profit surdant jiour le roi jiar ount il 
covendrait mettre sodeins custayes, ct cinz qe le yarant de ce puef venir de court 



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1339. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 



par de cea, le mal escherroit on bien passeroit; accorde est qe le chambrer face 
en tiel point al profit du roi et salvacion de pais et a bone cfoi'ernement de sex 
bosoifjnes toutz tele eustages mettre par (jarant et testmoiijne de la justice sil 
y soit OH de son lieu tenant en sa absence, et qe parmi lour tjaVont et 
testmoitjne le cJiambrer en eit alouance de la mise, issint totefoitz qe si le peril 
preirfne une treyne est bon de aviser le conseil Dewjletere. 

Item cone par entre le ville de Noef Chastiel sur Tyne a Kardoil et Skynburnesse 
vers le west ne illoeqes ne dilloeqes vers Cestre et issint en lony et tracers de 
tote Gales tanque Brystuyt ny ad place pour seal de coket assiyne par le roi ne 
custumers de reen prendre al oeps le roi pour merces qe y vienent ou count mes 
tote soit la meer illoeqes par tote costeant chescun onport leynes, quirs, pealx et 
totes autres choses custumables et de defors y meiynent vyns et diverses 
marchandises sanz prise paier au roi ou a autre custuvie petite ou yraunde et ce 
ount fait grant temps passe quest a soverein damage et desheritance du roi; est 
acorde qe celes parties par tout en manere come aillours en Engleterre est use le 
roi en eit tote sa prerogative de prises et custumes et ses autres avantages prendre 
par ses gardeyns, custumers et autres officers, qe y deputera, de totes maners de 
marchandises qe y viegnent, et vount et sur ceo est assentu qe a Caernarvan 
pour tote Xortligales et les dites parties devers le North et a Kaermerdyn pour 
Sutligales, queles places sount sur la meer et Ics lieux le roi, soient les seaLv de 
coket attitlez adonorer et soioit illoeqes enhast envoiez et custu)ners assignez; et 
sil semble apres dordeiner plus de places pour coket pour profit du roi et aise du 
poeple, soit fait enapres par bone deliberacion et avis le plus tost qe lem eit leiser 
et informacioyi des places a ce plus covenables et qe les justice, lieu tenant et 
chambrer et chescun de eu.c facent surveer de temps en temps apres ce qe le coket 
serra ordeine qe les custumers y deputez facent duement lour offices et qe leynes, 
quirs ou autres marchandises custumables ne passent nulle part deinz la purceint 
de la dite baillie de Northgales ne devers le North, forsque au dit lieu de 
Caernarvan et a lescheqer illoeqes soient les custumers respoignantz et 
acomptables come en Engleterre et qe sur ce defens et crie soit fait generale qe 
nul ny passe autrement sur forfaiture de mesme la merchandise et que lestatuyt 
de marchant soit use as dites places et sur ce seal et gardeins come aillours est 
acustume sil plest a grant conseil le roi. 



MEMBRANE 20d. 

Item come tesmoigne soit qe trop de variance y ad cele part en pais et mesurs 
dount nul ny estguairs acordant a autre, et qe assays et autres choses touvhantz 
lolfice de marche ne y sont mye duement faitz ne gardez, et qe tolnelx et 
autres tielx custumes y sont nounduement pris et paez qest a grant grevance du 
poeple por awerete et nouncerteine, si est acorde auxibien pour profit le roi come 
pour commun profit du poeple celes parties, qe solonc lestandurd le roi use en 
Londres de pois et mesures lem face desore poiser et mesurer les choses vendables en 
celes j)arties par les estandardz qe y seront envoiez et qe soit crie illoeqes par 
tout, qe nul ny use autre pais ne mesure apres la feste du seint JMartyn proschein 
avenir sur peine de perdre touz les choses apres poiseez et mesureez, et le meen 
temps y soient envoiez totes maners de pois et mesures solonc lestandard a la 
cordanre de quex chescun en puet deinz le terme forger autres a lour oeps et fair* 
sealer par celi qe sera a ce depute en manere eoute est fait en I'.ngletere, et sur 
ceo soit assigne certein homme a medler en manere come en h^ngletere est use d* 
balancer poys, aunes, mesures, tolnoi de molyns, passage des eues^ c> t't 

totes autres choses toehantz lassay etl<>(fice de marche, et meismescelui f\u\ ...es 

desouz son seal as communaltez ou as baillifs de fyns, redemfkiona et amercie- 
mentz aurdant del dit offire pour lever et paier a lescheker de ( 'aernart'aH a <vrfi>«M 



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1339. 



Membrane 2,0d — cont. 



jour sur la •peine qe ad este en Kwiletcrre use, et ja tardais ineumes le clerc face 
livrer les estrcetz de aes roiih de ti'iiips en temps a mesnies leschequer pour melz 
conoistre si rien y eit de eel endroit despaie. 

Item come place de mipie danjent soit cele part cspice, dount lem. quide qe 
fjrant profit en jmet surdere au rot et ce de ler/er const, et deinz brief temjjs puet 
estre assaie, si est acorde qe le chainbrer face quere la dite m<jnc es lieux ou il 
verra qe melz soit, par avis de ceux qi en out conisance, et qe sur ce il face 
mettre touz les custages por cele bosoitjn appendantz tanquc la somme de xl\. par 
vewe et testmoir/ne de la Justice ou son lieu tenant et qe solonc lour 
testmoignc il en eit alouance ties custages. 

Item come loffice de lescheterie illoeqes deveroit par reson molt projiter au roi 
et en plusurs cas autres qen Engleterre au roi valcr come lem dit et quel office 
nadguairs vain au roi de grant temps, dount est j)resumj)cion qe tielx projitz g 
ount este avant concelez ou ceux qi sen aunt entermis nount mie droitement et 
diligealment loffice servi nc apleni, si est acorde qe desore ceux qi pour temps y 
demorount eschetours facent loffice de eschetour en la dite haillie de Xorthgales en 
manere come est fait en Englctere si avant come les usages et custumes du pais le 
soeffrent et des profitz ent surdantz respoigne pleinement au roi come appent. 

Item come plusurs parceles des terres de eschete en chescun counte et chescun 
hundred eient este et soicnt par riscountes lesscz a servis dan en an, les queles si 
feussent par autres certeins deputez reprises et de novel estendues et par eux lessez 
a terme des aunz ou a terme de vie as Engleis p>our enterlarder les galeys si 
en scroit le roi malt emproue de saferme et le pais seroit le plus suer et ajforce 
pour les Engleis entermedlez, si est assentu que la justice ou lieu tenant et le 
chambrer facent de novel estendre les dites parceles qe sont issint lessez a ferme 
par viscounts dan en an et lesser a ceux qi voudront plus doner au roi solonc ce 
qils verront qe melz soit a profit du roi et qe suffisant surete soit prise qe le roi 
soit respond u de sa ferme. 

Item acorde est qe le chambrer en soit fermement charge de faire garnir en 
hast les chasielx le roi illoeqes de touz endroitz convenablement si bien de 
vitailles et armoures come de engyns attilV et autres garnissons et chases pour la 
sauvegarde de chastelx necessaries ou bosoignables, et qe mcsme le chambrer face 
les dites vitailles et garnissons dadonques renoveler, changer, remuer et refrescher 
a son peril totesfoitz et quant et par manere qe meutz verra jmur profit du roi, 
et outre est ordeine qe desicome le chambrer est soul charge de la part et peril 
de totes vitalV et garnissons envers le roi qil soul ou les soens et nul autre 
devient aver la gard et cure de les aministrer franchement en sa discharge, et 
en cas que conestable ou lor lieu tenant ou autre de lour rien pregnent, gastent, 
esloignent, despendcnt ou occupent de tielx garnissons deinz lour yorceinte ou 
deforcent ou destourbent le cliambrer en les soens des les aministrer franchcinent 
come dit est, est acorde qilz pourront lour feez, arrer' et ovesque et de 
tant xoient chargrz et responantz au roi et le chambrer descharge sur son acompt 
come jiar information faite jiar justices ou son lieu tenant annonccrent les clioscs 
dount le roi et chaiubrer averont issint es damages et perde en par lour 
emj)ech/>ment et defaiite, rncs totefoiz est lentention du conseil qe en cas qe les 
galegs Icvent sodainement ou autre sodein jicril sc moustre par quel les chastelx 
seroicnt en peril, qe en tieu cas les conestables porvent vitailV et armes et autres 
garnissons j/our defens et salvation des lieux et ou tiel jiount soit le chambrer 
descharge envers le roi de tant come y avera issint pris et en eit allouance 
sur son acomjit en mayiere dcsustoucJie. 

Item acorde est que le cliambrer face faire les overeignes es chastelx et lieux le 
Hoi totes partz illoqes et qil tnr//e tons les custages come rea en arrier 
est use par vewe et tesmoigne de justice ou son lieu tenant ou depute par 
eux commenzant par la ou phis grant hosoigne y est et que par lour testmoigne le 



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1339. Membrane 20d—eont.. 

c]iainhrer n't allniianee ct siir ceo est nnlehie que conestaMefi et lour lieiuv tenantz 
chi'Rcunr, en sa place deircnt estre chari/e a surrerr rt ara)tcer lex orerei;ines et 
overours quant nrereii/nes i^e fount vers eua'. 

Item acorde est que le chambrer illocqes fare paier feez et ffar/es acustumees a 
totiz luinistrcrs officers et servantz (je acant // ount ente custuinables dt fees gage 
en certeine reccivere et dnunt le chambrer de dcrant en out al()ua)icc en sur acompt 
et snlonc <•(' que le eliambrer que ount este ount paiez et en alouance de 
temps passe. 

Item regarde le meschief de eliambrer que sount responantz au roi de 
totes les dettes deslerez les queuz )iount enarant poair par cohercion de la place 
de Leschequer illoeqes a justizer les dcttours le mi a paier ne viseountes ne 
autres souzmis que de celes dettes lerer sen medlont, mes meismes ses riscountes et 

autres aperceivantz cclc freelte nount et dount de la place ne illoeqes este 

entendantz ne responantz come ajfiert a grant damage et deshonour dii roi 
que en est pour eel noun jwair du soen deservi et en sa place desobei : et 
dautrepart totes sotilles roiez appensez corient lem priet de j^lus leger attei)iih-e a 
soen cele part ed voider totes tragus et fraudes cowpassez a contrair et est a 
supposrr qe mil nen averoit si grant tendror del cJiaver au point come le 
chambrer en qi charge et descharge la matire soune, si est acorde que leschequer 
de Caernarvan soit de:^ore de record et eit autorite et pmiir et jurisdiction a /aire 
proces et punir et amercier touz cel.v qui a la dite place sont sugitz on y 
deveront de reson estre entendantz come en Kngleterrc et aillours est use totefoiz, 
et quant rrson le dcmande et a ceo que lordre de la place g soit plus duement 
garde ct govcrne est ordenie qe audit chambrer soit un comjiaignon en cele place 
joint par commission name baron purvaiit fee certein sanz qi les jugementz ne 
poent estre renduz ne les amerciementz affoercz duement, et outre ce soit en la dite 
jilace attitle un remembrancer purvant fee certein en qi garde demoeront par 
serveue de chambrer pour le temps rouls, rcjitalx, estentes, fgns, remembraunces et 
totes autres choses de tresore queux ount este emportez au partir de chescun 
justice et chambrer issint qe rien ng est a regard demere atresgrant damage et 
peril du roi ct deshcritance des plusurs de poeple et un tiel siiffisant nome soffiroit 
jiour line temps destre baron et remembrancer tanqite lem eust assaie quel 
profit en sourdroit de cest ordre et ordinance. 

Item come chesciin viscunnt illocijcs preigne .v.r li. de fee par an du roi pour 
serrir lour baillies et mil deux rien ne leve des dettes le roi parmi lour megns 
propres si noun qils les receivent des Bgngalds et Hagloiis a qi office attient 
soiilement de celes dettes lever ct les viseountes de cele rescette pog en partie 
paient a leschequer a lour devgs et pour ce que parmi plus demegns passeront 
le dcnicrs de tant scni le roi demegns et plus tard servi est accorde que desore les 
ditz Iign;ialds et baillies qi a la lever des dettes le roi sont illoeqes de certein 
attitliz et les autres grants fermers ilesore paient al escheqiier touz le$ deniers le 
roi lie lour rescette et lour fermes propres aiixint parmi lour megns iltinegne et 
illoeqes soicnt detoiit resjionantz et aceompter de bout et enchief sanz mes 
rien liverer de lour rcsceit^. et veseountes en manere aciistiime se n<>ini tant 
come action a lour charge devers les ditz viscount: tanque la seint Michel ia 
present et de cesti dite terme de seint Michel comenccant apres soient tele^ bailli/s 
san: mecn charge: a leschequer jtoiir tout temps sicvant come ilit est, mes 
est a entendre que les ditz visconntz seront accompt'et respoxdant: a le^ebeijiier 
a cesti dite terme de seint Miihicl pour tote le temps passe en umnert 
et par tiel condicion come avant soleint estre charge, et mesmes Us vescunti 
por le dit: feez gardent la pees tiegnent lour tournus et hundr' faceut 
e.vecution ile viandement: de /decs et facent justizer les rebels, dettours m 
eide de ceu que les ilettes lever ilevent et auxint facent lour eatreti tit pteti et 
purchases devant eux et les liveront al eseheher a bout de eheseune *ri*»M et ttJUtnt 



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1339. Membrane 20(1— cant. 

lour office en autre cas cojiw appartient et tie cent article suit pruclaiiiacion 
(jeneral fait qe mil par vjnorance sen puisse esctiser ne errer a /aire le cojitrair 
de ceo qe y est contenu. 

Item pour ce que avant ad cste en aiveer celcs parties coment viscuiintz et 
autres )ninistrers et ceux qui y sount as places responantz deusseint estre amerciez 
pour lour defautes et contumacies, est acorde qe touz y tielx soient illoeqes par 
tiel manere et tiel ordre puniz et amerciez come en places en Emjleterre est use, 
'issi)it totesfoiz qe les cas et causes soient semhlahles. 

Item pour ceo que viscounts et autres miiiistrers que y tienent lour haillies a 
terme de vie sont assez defoiz troveez a yrant defaute et rebellion et pour ce qils 
out si lary cstat et sont (jrantz de court et rerement tiel.v y ount este justizez 
parount lem y ad este jusques en cea en aweer ce queu seroit a /aire en le cas, si 
est acorde qe si telx viscountes uit les autres iiiinistrers eantz estat de terme de 
vie soient trovez par contempt on desobeisance en si notable defaute parount lour 
baillies en tiel cas seront a seisir par aillours lem les face illoeqes seisir par 
droit proces come en Enyleterre qant tiel notable defaute y escJierra et pour 
autres meyndres defautes soit punitz solonc la quantite du trespas. 

Item por ce qe toiite le plus de chatelv qe lem ad cele part est en bestes de 
queiLV les dettonrs le roi aleyyent qe ne pooit lever deniers par cause qe 
mercltanntz ne veiynent de les acJtater come /aire soleint, et auxi viscountz et 
ministrers que destrcsce de bestes ou autres cliatelx pour tielx dettes par nent 
responent qene troevent acJiatours et issint les paiementz sont tres malement taryez 
et pour voider tielx trayns desore issint que le roi en sera jirest servi et les dettours 
et ministrers duement desduiryez, est acorde qe dettours qi nount deniers jirestz 
a paier puissent liverer au cJtambrer par convenable feer et jiris fait dentre 
eux bestes ou autres cliatelx en alouance de lour dettes si le chambrer aver les 
voet, et destresce pjrise par les ditz viscounts et ministrers cqires lex xv. jours de 
eel destresce prise jJassez si le dettour ne face yre le ineen temps soit mesme la 
drcstresce prisee saunz fraude co}ne en Enyleterre est use et liveree au cJiambrer 
pour le pris et de tant face le dettour descharyer. 

Item, quant le roi par cliartre ou commission yrante a ascun terre tenement on 
baillie illoeqes qe avant ad este ou deit estre par le yrant charye de ferme est 
acustume de mander yarant a la justice ou son lieu tenant de liverer ent la 
seisiien par la ou chambrer qest de totes les fermes cJtarye ne ne nad de ce yarant 
qe hd en descharye ne nad conissance de la condicion die yrant ne du tenant 
pour qi dctte estre charye ne ne sect de qi surete provider jjuur la ferme doiint 
nest mie inervaill si al chambrer semble qil enest en tiel cas nounduement charye, 
jjiir qoi est acorde et sur ceo soient les clercs de la chauncellerie avisez et yarniez 
que yarant de seiseien livrer sur telx (jrantz illoeqes par le roi soient desore 
directz au chaumbrer pjoiir conustre (ji sera a lui de la ferme responant et pour 
prendre sur ce la surete qe affiert. 

Item come le chambrer illoeqes soit obliije au roi de fermes et rentes tantost 
apres le jour de chesctin terme passe totfeust il del office remiie lendemain et mil 
denier del terme rescieu etfermers et autres dettours par favor de ministrers et 
autres diverses causes sont desportez par mie tote Ian tanqiie sur lacompte et 
adonques ne sount yuairs autre jiaiement si noun livere du corps le dettour sur 
qi ne puet adonques destresces estre trovee que a na ferme voide des chatelx et issint 
le roi est deservi et le chambrer charye a ijrant damaye de lui et de lautre, si est 
acorde qe tielx fermes et rentes despaiez j/ar itn mois apres chescun des ditz 
termes passez, le chambrer puisse celes terra, fermes ou baillies seiser oil toutz les 
chatelx desius trovez en noun de destresce et tenir tanqite yre lui en soit fait de 
toutz les arrirayes et tanque surete lui en soit trovee a yarder ses termes 
envenantz, issint totefoitz ip; yre fait au chambrer de ce que lui est due et surete 
trove come desuis est dit soit plcine restituciun fait au dettour des niesmes les 
fermes et chatelx sanz ce que Ic dcltour soit de ce endamatje. 



254 CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339_ Membrane 2Qd — ennt. 

Item come en temps passe ehambrcr y ount este empeche:: aseuns foiz par celx 
as qiieu.v ri/en nij attient par ount Us noiint pen aver franehe administracion du 
tresor, reseieu (ji si so it levee on deslevee on perdu chiet soulement a eharje et 
peril du chambrer et desicome rim ne puet le chambrer de sa resceite descharrjer 
si noun )jarant et acquitancc de la livere forpris forein despenser que seront 
alone: par tesmoit/n du countrerollour, aeorde est que chambrer desore en medle 
de resccttes et livereez du tresoor franchement a sa volente, issint totefoiz qe par 
la on liverez se ferront sanz acquittance come en overeii/nes et tels foreins on 
tesmoi(in de countrerollour est bosoujnable de ce suit fait come avant est 
acustume, saunz nul prejudice ou suztret faire a rien que a loffice de justice on 
les soois ij ad avant de reson appartenn eant reijard a ce que toutz les resceites 
des issues de la baillie seront fa ites par tallies des queux resceites la justice par 
sa tesmoii/n charqera le dit chambrer sur son acompt al eschequer et ne mie par 
ce si la justice veie gil face nounduement reson est qil puisse reprendre. 

Item por ce qe conestables, viscountes et fermers qe par nne voie sont 
dettours a leschequer illoeqes et par autre voie y deivent pour fees, yages ou 
autre certein paiementz resceviere quant sur ce sount venuz acompter ount le deer 
rebatu en noun de lour paionentz assiyne le noun deer et dettours an roi et 
chambrer et desicome reson est qe le roi soit totefoitz servi de plus deer qe 
donne le pour quoi a chescun de telx de lui servir illoeqes, aeorde est qe anxi 
come uu'smcs cclx voillcntde lour feez,y ayes et certeinz estre pleinemcnt paiez par 
jnesme la manere facent tote lour charges a leschequer enterement livrer et touz 
y telxfeez, yayes et certeinz solent desore paiez par mayns de chambrer ou par 
son assignemcnt issint que a la liveree il veie qe ses garantz et acquittances 
soient suj/isantz de ticlx paiementz faire, et desore 7iul soit descharge ne a nul 
soit alowe ce dount il se fait mesmes issint paier, mais si rien lour deit en tele cas 
estre alowe ce soit en detter meyns cleers desicome en lour defautz eles sont deslevez. 



MEMBRANE 19d. 

July 3L Richard de Toryngton of Berkhampstedo acknowledges that he owes to 

Windsor. Thomas Grene of Isham, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Nicholas Peyevre, Thomas de Knaresburgh, parson of Todyngton church, 
diocese of Lincoln, and Thomas de Thochewyk acknowledge that thoy owe 
to John dc Codyngton, clerk, 40*-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and Thomas's ecclesiastical goods in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 8. Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Windsor. in England, and Peter Byne and Nicholas Maryn, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi, acknowledge, Philip for himself and the brethren of the 
Hospital and the merchants for themselves and their follows, merchants of 
the society, that they owe to Ascelin Simonetti, 400/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and the prior's ecclesiastical 
goods m the city of London. 
Cancelled i>n payment. 

Aug. G. To Bartholomew de Insula and his fellows, keepers of the uuu'ituuo land 

Windsor in co. Southampton. Order not to compel KeginaKl de Botriaux to find 

nu»n for that custody by reason of his lands in the county, while he is 

attendant upon the arraying of men in co. Cornwall, and is ready to set oul 



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Aug. 13. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 19. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 24. 
Windsor 



Sept. 1. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 19d — rnnt. 

with his men at arms with Hugh de Courtcney, earl of Devon, and Philip 
de Columbariis, chief keepers of the maritime land in that county, for the 
defence of those parts if the king's enemies presume to attack them. 

To William Trussell, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west or to him who supplies his place and to the collectors of 
customs in the port of London and to the sheriffs of that city. Order to 
deliver to Geoffrey de Say, who is about to go to the king beyond the sea, 
by his order, to stay there, two ships of that fleet for his passage and that 
of his household, horses and equipments, at his own expense, with all 
speed. By C. 

Nicholas de Sutton puts in his place John de Tamworth and Thomas de 
Ordegrave, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 160Z. 
made to him and to Henry de Secheford and John Danyel in the late 
king's chancery, by Thomas son of Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford. 

John de Lorty, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, 
knight, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of p?}T3ient, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Somerset. 

Master Alan de Conyngesburgh, provost of Wells, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

Martin de Grymston, executor of the will of William de Hamelton, late 
dean of York, puts in his place Robert de Wakefeld of Lincoln to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 269^. made to William in the late 
king's chancery by Thomas de Tutelegh — Richard de Aldeburgh received 
the attorney by writ of rlcdonus potcstatew which is on the files. 

Gerard de Corp and Thomas Perle, citizens of London, acknowledge that 
they owe to Robert de Bousser, knight, 109L Gs. 8(/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of grant by Bartholomew de Wattone to Augustine le Waleys 
of Woxebrugge of all his manor of Redleye with all the lands which he 
held in the towns of Essche, Mepham, and Redeleye with all their 
appurtenances, with the reversion of all the lands which Sibyl sometime 
wife of John Wattone holds for life as her dower. Witnesses : John Aleyn, 
Robert Viaunde, Michael de Yfeld, John le Clerk of Derteford, John de 
Southessche, John de Zydeleghe, Andrew Pikard, John Pencompe, John 
Martin. Dated at Redleye on Wednesday after the Assumption, 
13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Bartholomew came into chancery at London on 
30 August and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by Bartholomew de Wattone to Augustine le 
Waleys of Woxebrugge of all his right and claim in the manor of Redleye 
or in all other lands which he held in Essche, Mepham, and Redleye and 
in the reversion of all the lands which Sibyl late the wife of John de 
Wattone, holds for lifo as dower. [WitncHHCH oh ahorr.] Dated at Redleye 
on Tuesday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Bartholomew came into chancery at London on 
30 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Richard do Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Warwick. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which Roger de Bisshopesdone and Joan his wife 



256 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



Mi'inbrane 19</ — cont. 

arranio against John de Beauchamp, who is in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, and against Richard I'acy and Petronilla his wife and 
others contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in Harpesford 
and Assherue in that county, while John is staying in the said service, in 
accordance with the oi'dinance concerning those who are in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea. By p.s. 

The like to William de ShareshuU and his fellows, justices of assize in 
CO. Salop to continue an assize of novel disseisin which John de Weston 
aiTames against Thomas de Haukestan, concerning tenements in Haukestan. 

By p.s. 

The like to the same William and his fellows to continue an assize of 
novel disseisin which Thomas Rotherik, knight, arrames against John son 
of John de Cherleton, concerning tenements in Great Meleneek, Thledroth, 
Kythloveno, Stiadenermoy, Thlannergheraerus, Bodenwal, Thlannegheyn, 
Doluair, Gadwynnayn, iioulas, Garthbolth and Pennyrth. By p.s. 



Aug. 3. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 
Windsor. 



Aug. IG. 

Windsor. 



AlTg. 18. 
Windsor. 



July 12. 
Kenninglon. 



MEMBEANE 18d. 

To John Bardolf and his fellows, keepers of the maritime land in co. 
Norfolk. Order to supersede the exaction made upon Mary de Sancto 
Paulo, countess of Pembroke, to find five men for that custody by reason of 
her lands in the county, while she is attendant upon the arraying of the 
men of her household and retinue to be ready to set out with other lieges 
against the king's enemies if they invade the realm and with Edward, 
keeper of England etc. and other magnates of the realm against those 
enemies if they presume to occupy any land in the realm. By C. 

To Master Stephen de Columbar[iis]. Order to be before the council at 
London on the morrow of St. Bartholomew next to inform the council upon 
certain things touching the king and other things which will be set forth to 
him by the council. By the keeper and C. 

To William de ShareshuU and his fellows, justices of assize in divers 
counties of the realm. Order to continue all assizes of novel disseisin 
arramed before them against John son of John do Cherleton, who is on the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, in the same state in which they now 
are, while he is in the said service, in accordance with the ordinance 
providing for the indemnity of all in such service. ■ By K. 

To Richard de Aldeburgh and his fellows, justices of assize in co. York. 
The like order in favour of Thomas I'ghtred, who is staying in the king's 
service in garrison at Bt. John of Perth. By p.s. 

To Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of JerustUom in 
England. Order to be before the council on the octaves of Michaelmas 
next to answer for his contempt in making apporta contrary to the king's 
order [as in tliis CaltiuUu; 11 Hiluanl lU,i>aiii- 210], and to inform the 
king and his council of the sums, which he lias so sent to parts Wyond the 
sea, and furth(>r to do and receive what shall bo determined by the king 
and council, and order under pain of forfeiture not to make such ii/'/kmI.i, 
as the king is informed that the prior, despising las allieganco and the 
king's order, has sent great sums of money to parts boyond the st'tk by 
foreign merchants, obliging the lands ami po-siwsions of tlie Ho-;pit«l 



18 EDWARD III.— Part '2. 



257 



1339. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 4. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 2. 
Windsor. 



Membrane IQd — cant. 

by recognisances and destroying the goods of the Hospital, which he is 
bound to employ for the defence of the realm against the attacks of hostile 
aliens. By p.s. [11930.] 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to go to Baynton in that county and 
cause proclamation to be made that no one, under pain of forfeiture shall 
make assemblies and gatherings of men at arms and others for the injury 
of the peace, or do anything against the peace and if he finds any doing 
the contrary after the proclamation, he shall take them with their horses 
and armour without delay, and cause them to be imprisoned until further 
orders, informing the king of the names of those so arrested and of all his 
action in this respect, from time to time, as the king is informed that 
John le Rous, knight, and Richard le Blount make such assemblies by 
reason of the collection of the tenths of sheaves at Baynton. By C. 

Richard de Pelham vintner, citizen of London, and Peter his son 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Rothyngg, vintner, citizen of 
London, lOOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

To the sheriff of York. Order upon sight of these presents to cause 
proclamation to be made in sea ports and other fit places that no merchants, 
masters, mariners, or others shall take any ships laded or not laded 
with wool or ether merchandise to parts beyond, under any pretext, under 
pain of forfeiture of the ships, wool etc. and their other goods, until the sea 
is cleared of pirates and hostile shipping, making known that the king will 
rigorously punish those who disobey, because the king has learned that 
several ships of the realm laden with wool and other merchandise leave 
the ports of the realm secretly without safe conduct and are taken at sea by 
the king's enemies, although the king forbad ships to cross without such 
conduct, under severe penalties. By the keeper and C. 



The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : — 
York. Somerset. Southampton. 

Northumberland. Dorset. Norfolk. 

Lincoln. Devon. Suffolk. 

Gloucester. Cornwall. Essex. 



Hertford. 

Surrey. 

Sussex. 

Kent. 

London. 



Aug. 26. 
Windsor. 



Sept. .8. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 4. 
Windtior. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Henry de Cantuar[ia], clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Alegate, clerk, 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Stanton, parson of Banham church, diocese of Norwich, and 
prebendary of Wrotlyng in the king's free chapel of Hastyng, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Marton, parson of Estilbury church, 20Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Norfolk. 

Caneelled an i>aynient. 

To Ralph de Ncvill, Geoffrey lo Scrop, Richard do Aldeburgh, Thomas 
de Heppescotes and William Basset, justices in eyre for pleas of the Forest 



100.34 



B 



258 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 3. 
Windsor. 



Moiihrane ITil — cont. 

in CO. York. Order to continue that eyre and all pleas and other things 
touching it, in the same state in which they now are, until the quinzaine 
of Easter next. By the keeper and C. 

The like to Ralph de Nevill, Richard de Aldeburgh and William Basset, 
justices in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Elizabeth de liurgo, the king's kinswoman, to have respite until the 
Purification next for all debts and reliefs which she owes at that exchequer, 
in accordance with a former order, and to release Nicholas Mazoun, her 
bailiff in Ireland, as the king has learned that they have caused him to be 
arrested by reason of the non-payment of the said debts and reliefs. 



July 26. 
Kennington, 



Aug. 15. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 22. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE IGd. 

To the sheriff of York. Order upon sight of these presents to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one, at his peril, shall hunt in the king's 
forests, parks or chaces or take or carry away any beasts without the king's 
special licence ; but it is the king's intention that Edward duke of Cornwall 
and those whom he shall depute for this, shall hunt therein, so that no 
destruction is caused thereby, as the king has learned that the beasts in his 
forests, parks and free chaces are destroyed after his departure from the 
realm. By p.s. [11950.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury or to his viciir general in his absence. 
Request to offer prayers and to cause masses to be said, processions, fasts, 
vigils and alms to be made for the diviuo favour on the king's expedition 
across the sea, and to caiise this to be done by the clergy and people 
subject to him and by other of his men and women of religion. [Fi^tlera.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, sixteen bishops and H, bishop of 
Lincoln, R. bishop of Durham, Th. bishop of Hereford or their vicars 
general in their absence. [Ihid.] 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others in co. Oxford for the custotly 
of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to supersede the exaction 
made upon Adam de ShareshuU to contribute to the expenses of men at 
arms or others for that custody by reason of his lands in co. Oxford, while 
ho is in the company of Richard Talebot, keeper of the town of 
Berwick-upon-Tweed, in the king's seiTice, for its safe custody. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Although it is found by 
an inquisition taken by him that Joan daughter and heir of John de 
Briaunzonn, tenant in chief, died a minor in the king's wardship, and that 
two parts of the manor of Alvythelo and other lands came into the king's 
hands by reason of her minority, and that the mtuior is held in chief as of 
the crown by knight's si'rvioe, and William son of Swetmannus de 
Alvythele is her heir and aged -10 years ; yot because certain persons have 
informed the king in chancery that John son of Oilos do Briauuisouu is 
Joan's next heir and has not yot attained the ago of four years, whoivfoiv 
the wardship of all the lands which are of Joan's inhoritauco together with 
the marriage of John ought to pertain to the king, the king oixlors the 



18 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



259 



1339. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 2. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 7. 
Wind.sor. 



Sept. 0. 
Windsor. 



Membrane IGd — cent. 

escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, in the presence of 
William, if he choose to attend, and to inform the king without delay of 
what he finds. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next the demand made on the prior of Shireburn for the 
ferm of 80Z. yearly which he owes for the custody of his priory, taken into 
the king's hand as alien, and the arrears thereof, so that the king may 
cause what is reasonable to be done for the prior and monks after delibera- 
tion upon the matter, as the prior has besought the king to grant him a 
mitigation of his ferm, or to cause the priory to be resumed into his hands 
and wages to be delivered to the prior and monks of the issues thereof, as 
the possessions of the priory, after the wages of the monks are deducted, 
do not extend to 60^., as is found by the extent thereof made by the king's 
order and returned into chancery. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to inform the king in what way 
the manors of Coumbe and Wynsham in that county, which the provost 
of Wells was wont to hold, were taken into the king's hands by the 
sheriff or his predecessor. 

To William Larger, escheator in co. Kylkenny in Ireland. Order to 
deliver to Richard bishop of Ossory (Ejf'onien) in Ireland or to his 
attorney, the temporalities of the bishopric together with the issues thereof 
from 5 July last, knowing that if he neglect to do this, the king will cause 
him to be amoved from his office, and will not permit him to hold that or 
any other office, and the king will cause him to be punished for his 
disobedience, as on the said 5 July the king committed the custody of those 
temporalities to the bishop, by security found in the chancery in England, 
to hold during pleasure, answering for the issues thereof at that exchequer, 
if they ought to pertain to the king, and the king ordered the sheriff by 
writ under the great seal used in England, to deliver those temporalities to 
the bishop or his attorney ; and now the king is informed that although the 
writ was delivered to the sheriff, he has refused to receive or execute it, 
asserting that he will not execute it unless it comes from the chancery of 
Ireland under the seal used there, at which the king is much angered, 
chiefly because all his subjects are bound by their allegiance to obey his 
orders under the great seal of England. By the keeper and C. 

To Th, bishop of Hereford, keeper of Ireland. Order to permit the said 
escheator to deliver the said temporalities and issues to the bishop according 
to the preceding order or to deliver them, if they have been delivered to the 
keeper, as the king has learned, because the custody of those temporalities 
is committed to the bishop to hold at will rendering the yearly extent 
thereof at the exchequer, Dublin, by letters patent under the seal used in 
Ireland. By the keeper and C. 

To William dc Ayloston. Order upon sight of these presents to deliver 
the smaller piece of the seal for recognisances of debts in the city of 
Hereford, according to the law merchant, to Roger Collyng, citizen of 
Hereford, to whom the king committed it on 20 Juno last, in accordance 
with a former order, which he has not obeyed. The king has ordered the 
sheriff of Hereford to take William, if he delays to do this, and take him to 
the Tower of London to be imprisoned there, until otherwise ordered. 

By the keeper and C. 



2G0 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



339. 



i: 

Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 8. 
Antwerp. 



Membrane 16(/ — amt. 

To the shorifr of Northampton. Order to supersede the taking of William 
de Keynes if he shall find mainpernors who will undertake to have him 
before the justices in the king's court at his order to answer the king and 
Gerard de Lille for wounding him at Stowe and committing other crimes 
in that county, and to stand to right thereupon, and to certify Nicholas de 
Vieleston, John Golafre of Heghford and Robert Willemot of Daventre, 
appointed to arrest William and take him to the Tower of London to be 
imprisoned there, concerning that mainprise, without delay, as the king has 
ordered them to supersede the taking of William upon the receipt of that 
certificate ; as William has asserted in chancery that he is innocent of the 
said crimes and has ottered to answer the king and Gerard thereupon and 
to stand to right according to the law and custom of the realm, beseeching 
the king to cause the taking of his person to be superseded, and the king 
has considered the premises and the state of William, who is broken by 
age. By the keeper and C. 

John de Heselarton, knight, and John Tothe of Middelton acknowledge 
that they owe to William Dale, 40^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. — Geoft'rey le Scrop received the 
acknowledgment by writ of dalmus potatatcm, under the great seal used in 
parts beyond the sea, which writ is on the files of the present year. 

Robert de Scales, knight, puts in his place William de Lalleford and 
Thomas Fabel to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks 
made to him in chancery by Tristram de Blounvylle, William de Horton of 
CO. Devon and John de Hertecoumbe. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE \5d. 

To the arrayers of men at arms and others for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Berks. Repetition of an order to cause the twenty 
men at arms and forty archers, ordained for the custody of the maritime 
land at Portesmuth, to be elected without delay, provided with arms and 
sent to the town of Southampton at the expense of the county, to stay 
there for its defence against hostile attacks. By C. 

To the arrayers of men at arms in co. Berks for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Southampton. Order, if they find that the prior of 
Okeburn and Richard de Wyndes[ore] ought to be quit of finding men for 
that custody by reason of the king's orders, as they assert, to cause other 
men to be elected in that county in the place of the men of whom the prior 
and Richard are discharged, and cause them to bo supplied with arms and 
sent to the town of Southampton for its safe custody and that of the 
maritime laud in those parts. By C. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Aug. 22. To the abbess and convent of Wylton. Request to cause maintenance in 

Windsor. food, clothing and other necessaries to bo ministorod from their house to 
Sibyl Libaud, who has lately come to the king from Scotland and ontoreU 
into his fealty, and who has besought the king to provide for her 
maintenance, until Whitsuntide next, and tho king will cause the atVair^ 
touching thoir house bofoio him ami his court, to bo o.\poditod, and what 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



201 



1339. 



Membrane lid — cont. 



they do at this request shall not be to the prejudice of their house in the 
future, as the king has granted Sibyl's supplication in consideration of the 
premises and for other causes shown before the council. 

By the keeper and C. 



Aug. 20. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 3. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 3. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 80. 
Windsor. 



To the sheriff of Berks. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
Edmund de Bohuu for 500 marks until Michaelmas next, so that the king 
may cause justice to be done after fuller information has been taken, as 
Edmund has besought the king to discharge him of that sum, as he was 
taken and imprisoned because he is of the quarrel of Thomas earl of Lancaster 
and made fine by 500 marks with the late king to save his life, by force 
and duress, and although he ought to be quit of that sum according to the 
statute made in the parliament at Westminster in the 1st year of the reign 
for those who were of that quarrel, yet the sheriff exacts the 500 marks of 
him. By C. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Warwick. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which John Basevile and Joan his wife arrame 
before them against John de Harddeshull, who is in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, concerning tenements in Monewode, while he is in 
the said service, according to the ordinance providing for the indemnity of 
those who are in the said service. By general writ of privy seal. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit the 
attorneys appointed by Thomas de Berkele of Cuberle, sheriff of Gloucester, 
to make his proffer on the morroAV of Michaelmas next, as he is attendant 
upon the purveyance of victuals, which the king ordered to be purveyed in 
that county and sent to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the maintenance of 
the king's lieges there, with Stephen le Blount, appointed for this, and 
upon receiving the king's wool in the county and carrying it to the port of 
Bristol, to be sent to parts beyond the sea, and also upon divers other 
affairs with which the king has specially charged him. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order, upon sight of these presents, 
to cause Mark Bonseign' and Daniel de Kere, merchants, arrested in that 
town at the king's suit, to come to the Tower of London, to be delivered to 
the constable there, whom the king has ordered to receive them and detain 
them in prison until otherwise ordered. By C. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Northampton. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which Roger de Lcukenore arrames before them 
against William Trussel, the elder, whom the king appointed admiral of his 
fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the West, and who is about to 
set out to sea out of the realm, by the king's order, concerning tenements 
in Flore, while ho is on the said service, in accordance with the ordinance 
providing for the idernnity of those who are in such service. 

By general writ of privy seal. 

To Robert de Morlo, admiral oi the Hoot from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the North. Order to deliver a ship freighted by Alcetus son of 
Lisgery, merchant of the duke of Guoldors with its rigging and tackle, and 
the goods and chattels therein, to Alcetus or his attorney without delay, as 
the duke has shown the king that Alcetus freighted the ship in that duchy 



262 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 8. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



MciiihrcDii' 14(/ — eo)it. 

with his goods and merchandise and caused it to be sent to port of Blakeney, 
where it is arrested by the bailiffs of the town ; and the king wishes 
merchants of the duchy coming to the realm to be treated favourably. 

ByC. 

To John Perbroun. Order to restore all the goods taken by his Serjeants 
from a ship of Alcetus son of Liskery, to Alcetus and other merchants of 
the duchy of Guelders, without delay, as the duke of Gueldcrs has shown 
the king that the master and mariners of a ship of John, entered that ship 
by armed force at the port of Blakeneye, and took Alcetus's goods therein 
to the value of IGQL and carried them away, and although they have been 
prosecuted to restore them, at the suit of Alcetus and the other merchants, 
they have made certain untruthful excuses, and the goods are detained by 
them ; wherefore the duke has besought the king to cause restitution to be 
made, and the king has considered that unless the goods are restored 
speedily it will behove him to answer for them. The king has ordered the 
bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to compel John to make restitution if he 
renders himself difficult in this matter. By the keeper and C. 

To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the North. Order to cause six ships of the towns of Melnyng and 
Conesbergh in Estland and of Lewyk in Norwag and the goods and 
merchandise therein, to be de-arrested, and the mariners and men thereof 
to be released from prison, permitting them to return to their own parts 
with their ships and merchandise, as the king has been besought by the 
men of those towns to provide a remedy, as they frequent the realm with 
their goods and merchandise, and have behaved well, and tht six ships 
brought to the port of Lenne have been arrested with the merchandise by 
John de Wolmere, deputed by the admiral, and the mariners and men of 
the ships are imprisoned, and the king has considered that great profit 
comes to himself and the realm by the bringing of merchandise from parts 
beyond. By the keeper and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bishop's Lynn. Order, if the admiral 
refuses to obey the preceding order, to cause the goods to be de- arrested and 
the mariners and men released without delay, permitting them to return 
with the ships to their own parts and to do their will with the goods. 

By the keeper and C. 

To William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the West or to Theobald Trussel supplying his place or to the 
bailifls of Lostowythiele. Order to release John Drou mayor of Bodmin, 
John Coterell, Luke Dony, Kalph le Bere and Kichard Roger, burgesses of 
that town, from prison, if they land mainpernors who will undertake to 
answer to the king for their contempt, as the king has appointed Rogmald 
de Botreaux, Richard de Hywyssh, and Henry de Trethewy to enquire 
whether the town ought to find ships or mariners for his service [as at pat/e 
196 above]. By C. 



MEMBRANE ISil. 

Sept. 15. To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
Windsor. supersede the exaction made upon John do CJrey of Codenoro to find mon 
for that custody, while ho is staying with mon at arms, armed men and 
others in the king's service in parts beyond the sou, at his own expense. 

Bv 



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] g3g Membrane 13'/ — co)it. 

The like to the keepers of the maritime land in co. Kent for the same 
John. By the same writ. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to permit Master Gilbert de Bruera dean 

Windsor. of St. Paul's London and prebendary of Edyngton in the collegiate church 
of Romeseye, and his men and sergeants, to collect the tithes of his prebend, 
and to cause publication to be made, if necessary, at Baynton forbidding 
any one to do anything in infringement of the king's peace contrary to the 
statutes thereupon, as the king ordered the sheriff to go to Baynton and 
cause proclamation forbidding armed assemblies to be made there [a.s atpa//e 
257 aboce], and now the king has learned from the dean that although 
certain tenths of sheaves pertain to him at Baynton and to his prebend, yet 
the sheriff" and under sheriff at the procuration of John le Rous, knight and 
of the rector of the chapel or church of Baynton, with whom the under 
sheriff is allied, as is said, who kindles that part as much as possible against 
the dean, cause the dean's men and sergeants deputed to collect the tenths 
of the prebend in the present autumn to be arrested and imprisoned under 
colour of the proclamations and prohibitions aforesaid ; and it is not the 
king's intention that the dean shall be molested in the collection of his 
tenths. By C. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 21. 
Windsor. 



To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to cause Mark Bonseign' and 
Daniel Dacre, merchants of Florence, to be released by a mainprise so that 
they may appear before the king in chancery at London on Monday before 
Michaelmas next to answer the king upon the matters brought against 
them, as they have besought the king to order their release, as they are 
arrested by the bailiffs at the king's suit, and although they are ready to 
appear before the council and answer in the premises, yet the bailiffs detain 
them, and the king has received security from them to appear as aforesaid. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit the 
attorney appointed by Ralph de Bockyngg, steward of the liberty of the 
abbot of St. Edmunds, to make his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas 
next, as he is about to set out to parts beyond the sea to stay with the king 
in his service there. By C. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Although at the suit of Gilbert de Arundell showing that he 
had been in peaceful possession of the church of Ileyden for eighteen years 
and more, and he feared that he might be questioned upon his right under 
colour of right in the king's name and by false suggestion, the king ratified 
his estate in the church by letters patent, yet now the king has learned 
that Gilbert was presented to the church by Richard de Kelleshull not one 
year since and that a plea is pending in the king's court between the king 
and Richard upon the advowson of the church and that John de Burton, 
the king's clerk, is presented by the king and sues for the recovery of the 
king's right in this matter, the king annuls the letters to Gilbert so that 
the justices may proceed to render judgment in the plea notwithstanding 
such letters, and orders the justices to proceed to render judgment as 
aforesaid. By p.s. [12009.] 

To the taxer.s and collectors in co. Warwick of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to supersede levying the quota of the 
warden and chaplains of the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr, Strotford 
upon Avene until the Purification next, as the king granted them by 



264 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339 



Sept. 18. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 25. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor, 



Sept. 27. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Mfiiihranf ISd — it»tt. 

charter acquittance of all aids and subsidies, and although the king ordered 
the collectors to levy the tenth and fifteenth of all who have such lettei's 
of acquittance, he sends this order on account of certain causes. By C. 

To the sheritt" of Somerset. Order to supersede the taking of William 
de Spekynton, Thomas Sare, Henry Gyge, Henry Lyrebek, Thomas le 
Heyward, William Pope, Roger Ryci, John Chepman, Walter Proute, 
Robert Lambard, John Cot and John Iwayn if they find mainpernors who 
will undertake to have them before the justices on the day when the writ 
dc JKdicio is returnable to answer William de Cammel, parson of Yevelton 
church, for a trespass committed on him by them, for which he impleads 
them, as they have besought the king to order the taking of them to be 
superseded, as they have lands, goods and chattels in the county by which 
they can be distrained. By C. 

To the same. Order to supersede the taking of Walter de Spekynton 
impleaded by the said William for a trespass, by a mainprise, as Walter 
has found the following mainpernors in chancery, to wit : John Knappe, 
Stephen de Stapelton of co. Somerset, and John de Fyncham of the city of 
London, who have undertaken to have him before the justices on the day 
when the writ de judicio is returnable to answer William for the said 
trespass. By C. 

To William de Rosteleye. Order to be in chancery before the king on 
the octaves of ]\Iichaelmas next, to answer for his contempt and further to 
do and receive what the king's court shall decide, as the king lately com- 
mitted to William Trussel and Edmund Trussel, canon of St. Paul's, London, 
and William, the administration of the fruits and issues of Esthall church 
and of all the goods and chattels pertaining thereto, which Avere taken into 
the king's hands among the possessions of alien men of religion, to hold 
during pleasure, for rendering a certain yearly ferm ; and now the king has 
learned that William has caused the Serjeants of William, whom he deputed 
with Edmund and William de Rosteleye to collect the said fruits, to be 
beaten, wounded and illtreated, to the injury of the king's peace. By C. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to supersede the exaction made upon the 
prior of St. Frideswide, Oxford, to find a man at arms for his manor of 
Hudden, co. Berks, for the custody of the maritime land at Portesmitth, co. 
Southampton, beyond the man whom he finds for that custody because it 
was found by inquisition taken by Richard earl of Arundel, keeper of the 
maritime land in co. Southampton that the manor does not exceed the 
value of lOO.f., yet the sheriff distrains him to find another man for this by 
reason of an order directed to him by the arrayei's of men in co. Berks. 

ByC. 

The like to the arrayers of men in co. Berks for the custody of the 
maritime land in co. Southampton. By C. 

To Henry du Boys of Rothewell, merchant of Northampton. Order to 
be at Westminster before the council on Friday after the octaves of 
Michaelmas next to inform the council upon certain atfairs touching the 
king, and to do fiullu-r what shall be enjoined upon him. By p.s. 

The like to Henry son of Henry du Boys of Rothewell of Northampton. 

By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause RoUu-t 
Daundclcy, sliorin' of Southampton, to have respite until the octa\es of 
Hilary next for rendering his account, because he is attendant \\\>o\\ the 



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1339. 



Membrane 13'/ — conf. 



keepers of the maritime land in that county and on that custody for the 
defence of those parts against the attacks of hostile galleys, so that he 
cannot come to render his account on three weeks from Michaelmas next. 

ByC. 



Sept. 12. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 28. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



.July 2. 

Berkhamp- 

stead. 

Sept. 2.5. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 14. 
Kennington. 



Sept. 25. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son of Aucherus to John Jakeley of 
Little Laufare and the legitimate heirs of his body, of all his right and 
claim in all the lands, tenements, marshes, rents, meadows, pastures in the 
towns of Fobbyng and Stanford, which came to him by hereditary descent 
after the death of Aucherus son of Henry his father, with reversion, in 
default of such heirs, to Henry and Beatrice his wife. Dated at London on 
Thursday after St. Laurence, 13 Edward III. 

Meniuraml 11)11 that Henry came into chancery at London on 6 September 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Margaret Pauli of Wiltshire acknowledges that she owes to Alan Wolf, 
citizen of London, 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Peter de Brugg, usher of the king's hall, is sent to the prior and 
convent of Wenlok, to receive such maintenance from their house as John 
de Fililode, deceased, had there at the request of Edward I. 

By p.s. [12002.] 

The same Peter is sent in like manner to the abbot and convent of 
Buldewas. By the same writ. 

Nicholas Vigerous, parson of Broxholm church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Stafibrd, 'cordewaner,' citizen of 
London, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Peter de Oxon[ia] is sent to the abbot and convent of Oseneye, to receive 
such maintenance for life from that house, as William Brokhole, deceased, 
had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

John son of Robert de Thorp, knight, Robert de Martham and John son 
of Robert de Ingham acknowledge that they owe to the abbess of the 
Minoresses of the house of St. Mary, of the order of St. Clare, without 
Algate, London, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John le Someter of Wroxton, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to the 
prior of Wroxton, 151. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

•John de Piryc puts in his place William de Burgh and Philip de 
Alce8tr[ia], clerks, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 50 marks 
made by him in chancery to Robert de Herle, knight. 

John de Thorp son of Robert de Thorp, knight, Robert de Martham and 
John son of Robert de Ingham acknowledge that they owe to Robert de 
Insula and William de Rissheton, knights, Edmund do Benhale, clerk, and 
Henry li^wenny, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoiiiedyed hi/ I'Jdmund. 



266 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1339. 



Sept. 30. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 5. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 7. 

Windsor. 



Mcmbmnt' 12(1 — rant. 

Enrolment of gniut by John son of Hobert de Thorp, knight, of co. 
Norfolk, to the abbess of the Minoresses of the house of St. Mary without 
Algate, London, of a yearly rent of 20 marks from all his lands in 
Congham co. Norfolk, for the life of Katherino late the wife of John de 
Ingham son of Sir Oliver de Ingham, knight, into whose hands those 
tenements afterwards came, and to pay that rent at London in their house 
at All Saints and Whitsuntide. Dated at London on 24 September, 
13 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by John to the same abbess of a yearly rent of 20 
marks of all his lands in Combes and Helmyngham co. Suffolk for the life 
of Katherine, to be paid as aforesaid. Dated as above. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Robert de Ingham of co. Norfolk to 
the same abbess of a yearly rent of 20 marks of all his lands in Ingham, 
Stalham and Luchham, co. Norfolk, for the life of Katherine, to be paid as 
aforesaid. Dated as above. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert de Martham of co. Norfolk to the same 
abbess of a yearly rent of 20 marks of all his lands in Martham, Horseyc, 
Reppcs and Bastwyk, co. Norfolk for the life of Katherine, to be paid as 
aforesaid. Dated as above. 

Monorandnin that John son of Robert de Thorp, John son of Robert de 
Ingham and Robert de Martham came to Hakeneye on 25 September and 
acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the Purification next the demand made upon John de Bello Campo of 
Somerset for an acknowledgment of the services by which he holds the 
lands of his inheritance of the king and of the relief which he is bound 
to pay therefor, because he is staying on the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea. By the keeper and C. 

To the same. Order to receive John de Abyndon as the attorney of 
Henry de Bradeweye, steward of the liberty of John, archbishop of 
Canterbury, to render his account on the octaves of Michaelmas next, 
because Henry is attendant upon the custody of the maritime land in co. 
Kent for the defence of those parts against the incursions of hostile aliens. 

By the keeper and C. 

Geoffrey Pecok of Suthwerk acknowledges that he owes to John lo 
Sadeller of Suthwerk and to William do Haukcsworth, clerk, 20^ ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey 
and the city of London. 

Canciih'il on i>aij»unt. 

John Barouncell, Peter Dyny and John Juntyn, merchants of the 
society of the Pcruzzi, acknowledge for themselves and their fellows, 
merchants of that society, that they owe to John de ^Yatenhull, clerk, 
300Z. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Brother Thomas, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to John Turk, citizen of London, 800^ ; to bo levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods m 
CO. Somerset. 



Ralph do Shirle and John Comyn acknowledge that they owe t( 
Baroncelli and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Peru/sai, 



to John 
UOO/. ; 



13 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



267 



1339. 



Membrane 12(1 — cont. 



to be levied, in default of pa^Taent, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Henry Acursi one of the merchants 
of the said society. 

Walter son and heir of Walter de Gloucestr[ia] knight, puts in his place 
Roger de Queryngton, clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 
30^. made by his father in the late king's chancery, to Henry de Brocworth. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 22. 
V>'iudsor. 



Sept. 24. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 30. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
of the island of Haillynge and of the hamlets of Estenye and Middelton 
near Portesmuth, who are undergoing great dangers and expenses at this 
time, to have respite until the Purification next for their portion of the 
triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted by the community of the realm. 

ByC. 

To the same. Order to receive John Broke and John de Draycote as the 
attorneys of William Moraunt, sheriff of Kent, to make his proffer on the 
morrow of !Michaelmas next, as he is attendant upon the custody of the 
maritime land of those parts against the raids of the king's enemies and 
upon the purveyance of victuals for the king's use in that county. By C. 

Thomas son of Richard de la Ryvere, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Brickelesworthe, citizen of London, 120Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John son of Robert de Thorp, 
knight, Robert de Martham and John son of Robert de Ingham are bound 
by a recognisance made in chancery to the abbess of the Minoresses of the 
house of St. ilary without Algate, London, in 200^., and whereas they are 
bound to her in a yearly rent of 80 marks by four divers deeds for 20?. each 
to be received of certain lands during the life of Katherine late the wife of 
John de Ingham son of Oliver de Ingham, knight, the abbess grants that if 
they pay 20 marks yearly during Katherine's life, at the said house, the 
execution of the said recognisance for 200?. shall cease and the payment of 
the 80 marks yearly shall cease, and if they pay the 20 marks yearly for the 
life of Katherine, the recognisance shall be null at Katherine's death. 
John, Robert and John grant that if they make default in payment of the 
20 marks at any term, then the abbess shall levy the 200?. of them in 
accordance with the tenor of the recognisance, and also the rent of 80 
marks. Dated at London on Monday after St. Matthew, 13 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of Robert de Thorp, Robert de Martham and 
John son of Robert de Ingham, and the abbess, came to London on 
26 September and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Aulton acknowledges that he owes to John de Preston, citizen 
and merchant of London, 120?.; to be levied in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

William atte Hyrst of Haveryng, atte Bouro and John le Draper of 
Berkyng, acknowledge that they owe to the abbess of Berkyng, 20?. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Essex. 



268 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 1. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 6. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 16. 

Windsor. 



Membrane \\d — cont. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Ti'ent. Order to retain the rents 
of the tenants of the manor of Yerdele, co. Northampton, which belonged 
to John de Hastyng, tenant in chief of the late king, for the present 
Michaelmas term, and other issues of the same until it is determined by the 
council whether they ought to pertain to William de Herle or to Laurence 
de Hastynges, as although on 4 August last the king granted to Laurence all 
the lands rents, fees and advowsons which were in his hands by reason of 
Laurence's minority, except the lands granted to Henry de Lancastr[ia] earl 
of Derby, to hold until Laurence should come of age, yet by letters patent 
the king granted to William de Herle for his good service to himself and 
his father, the custody of the said manor, to hold until Laurence, John's 
heir, should come of age, wherefore William has sued before the council to 
have that manor, which the escheator intends to deliver to Laurence by 
virtue of the king's writ to him. By C. 

Nicholas Pyk, citizen and vintner of London, acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Welyngoure, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled o}i pai/iiwnt. 

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Wilts. Order to supersede 
the exaction made on Oliver do Ingham, seneschal of Gascony for finding 
men at arms or others for that custody by reason of his lands in the county 
while he is staying in Gascony upon the government and safe keeping of 
that land, with all the men of his retinue. By C. 

The like severally to the keepers of the maritime land in cos. Norfolk 
and Suffolk. 

William de Chilton of Petham acknowledges that he owes to John, 
archbishop of Canterbury, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of release by Henry de Muryval to Richard de Longedon, 
clerk, of all his right and claim in all his lands which Richard holds in the 
town of Birlmgham, co. ^Vorcester. Witnesses : Sir John de Hampton, 
knight, John de Bray, John de Bromshulf, Sampson de Kerseye, Richard de 
Barndhurst. Dated at London on Sunday after St. Denis, 13 Edward Hi. 

Mi'inoranilKiit that Henry came into chancery at London on 10 October 
and acknowledged the preceding release. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede the demand made 
upon the prior of Shirbourn for his ferm of 80/. for the custody of his 
priory, taken into the king's hands as alien, until St. Andrew next, as the 
prior has besought the king to grant him a mitigation of that form or to 
cause the priory to be resumed into the king's hand and wages to l>e 
delivered of the issues thereof to the prior and monks, as the lands and 
possessions of the priory, when the wages of the nionks are deducted, do 
not extend to 60/., as is found by extent thereof taken by the king's order 
and returned into chancery, and the king has given the prior respite for his 
ferm until the said feast, so that in the mean time deliberation may be 
taken upon the premises, and what seems reasonable done both for the 
king and the prior. 

Enrolment of acquittance by William de Neuport to John son of 
Sir John de Lyston.of all manner of debts, as ho has paid Wdliam the debt 
in which his father was bound to him by recognisance and otherwiso. 



18 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 269 



1339. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Witnesses : Robert de Bousser, knight, William de Lyston, John Oxenhey, 
Walter de Eouhey. Dated at London on Saturday after the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas, 13 Edward III. French. 

Mcmoramhnn that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE IQd. 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to molest or 

Windsor. aggrieve the taxers and collectors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Warwick for the portion touching the warden and chaplains of the chapel 
of St. Thomas the Martyr, Stretford upon Avene, until the Purification 
next, as the king ordered the said collectors to supersede the levying of that 
portion until the said feast in accordance with the king's grant to them of 
acquittance from all such aids and tallages, although it was afterwards 
ordained by the king and his council that such tenths and fifteenths should 
be levied of those who have such letters of acquittance as of others. 

Nov. 20. The like to the same to supersede the levying until Midsummer next. 

Langley. By C. 

Oct. 14. John de Shobenhongre acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de la 

Windsor. Beche, knight, lOO.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

Oct. 17. John Lamb of Great Yarmouth acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Kennington. Nesbit of Hertilpol, lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Oct. 19. John de Heyroun of co. Essex acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 

Westminster. Turvyll, parson of the church of Yakysle and to Anketinus Malore, 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph Turvyll, parson of Yakysle church, and Anketinus Malore 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Heyroun of co. Essex, 40^ ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and Ralph's 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Leicester. 

Cancelled on paj/ment. 

Oct. 20. Thomas Hastang, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Herle, knight, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Oct. 20. Thomas le Poure of Otyndon acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Fordham, parson of Otyndon church, 500^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

Oct. 21. Luke de Burgo Sancti Petri acknowledges that he owes to Master John 

Westminster, de Langetoft, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Oct. 22. Thomas de Lyveden, parson of Pcykirk church, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to William do Kostevene, parson of Estpyrie church, 60Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Thomas, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that thoy owe to Everar'd le Frenssh of Bristol, 400^. ; to bo levied etc. in 
CO. Somerset. 



270 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1339. 

Oct. 10. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 6. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 30. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE M. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
all halfpennies and farthings, which the king has caused to be newly made, 
shall be received in all buying and selling as other such moneys have been 
received in times past, as the king has learned that the men of that county 
refuse them. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Middlesex and to the sheriffs of London. 

To the abbot and convent of Tavystok. Whereas the king has ordained 
by the advice of the council that Thomas son of William de la Rynde and 
Henry son of Thomas de Eton of Scotland, hostages for the town of 
Berwick upon Tweed, whom the king sent to the abbey of Glastonbury and 
afterwards to the abbey of Abbotesbury, who were guarded there for some 
time, shall stay at the abbey of Tavystok until the king has ordered other- 
wise concerning their estate, the king requests them to receive those 
hostages from the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury or their attorneys, and 
keep them as aforesaid, causing competent maintenance to be ministered to 
them from their house. By C. 

To the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury. Order to cause those hostages 
to be taken under safe conduct to the abbot of Tavystok and delivered to the 
abbot and convent there, to stay there as aforesaid. By C. 

To W. archbishop of York. Request to convoke the clergy of his 
diocese at the church of St. Peter, York, on a certain day fixed by him, and 
to treat with them inciting them to grant the king a competent subsidy in 
aid of his most urgent affairs ; and the king has chosen certain lieges to set 
forth to them some things touching the premises and to report to him 
what they propose to do, as the archbishop of Canterbury and the clergy of 
his province have granted the king a tenth beyond the triennial tenth now 
current, and terms of payment of the second year of the triennial tenth in 
anticipation of the appointed terms, in aid of the charges for the defence of 
the English church and the realm against invasion, but the archbishop of 
York and the clergy of his province have refused to grant such a subsidy. 

[Fcedera. Rep. Dvinity of a Peer, iv. p. 506.] By the keeper and C. 

John son of Robert Pecok of Redbourn, the elder, puts in his place 
Theobald Poleyn and Richard Pecok to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 103n. made to him in the late king's chancery by Hubert 
de Sutton, burgess of Walyngford. 

John de Oxon[ia] of Othorp acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Polo, knight, 501. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 



Oct. 8. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 18. 

Kennington. 



MEMBRANE 8d. 

Peter Vivian, citizen and cordor of London, acknowledges that he owes 
to John do Noubery, citizen of London, 20^ ; to bo levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of Loudon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Baion' of Chichester, merchant, acknowledges that he owm to 
Robort, bishop of Chichester, 80/. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Sussex. 
Note of payment of 18/. 



13 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



271 



1339. 



Sept. 26. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 21. 

Kennington. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

William, archbistiop of York, puts in hig place William de Wirkesworth, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 2001. ; made to him 
in chancery by Adam bishop of Winchester, Richard de Cestre, canon of 
St. Peter's church, York, and Raymund Pelegrini, parson of Wythindon 
church, diocese of Worcester. — Michael de Wath received the attorney. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue in the same state in 
which it now is uatil the morrow of the Purification next the plea between 
the king and W. archbishop of York of quo waranto concerning the 
archbishop's cogiiisance of pleas in the port of the water of Hull, between 
the Humber and Newcroftcote, which the king previously ordered them to 
continue until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the Purification next the demand made upon Anthony de Lucy for any 
reliefs, accounts and debts, as he is staying in the king's service upon the 
custody of the march of Scotland with some men at arms and others of his 
retinue, at great expense. By the keeper and C. 

Enrolment of indenture of a grant by brother Philip de Thame, prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the brethren of the 
Hospital, to John and William sons of John Doxenford, citizen and vintner 
of London, for a certain sum of money paid to them, of a yearly rent or 
pension of 60^. for their life, of the treasury of Clerkenwell near London, 
for which payment they bind all their goods and their manors of Hampton, 
Morhall and their house of Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex. Dated at Meriton 
on 7 October, 1339, 13 Edward III. 

yiemorandum that the prior came into chancery at Westminster on 21 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Bello Campo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
de Stratford, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Oct. 20. To the justices of the Bench. Although the king took into his protec- 

Kennington. tion until Christmas Robert de Sancto Manifeo, about to set out in his 
service to parts beyond the sea, and his men and possessions, wishing him 
to be quit of all pleas and suits except pleas of dower imde nihil habit and 
qaare impedit and assises of novel disseisin and darrein presentment, and of 
attaints and except suits before the justices in eyre, yet because it is 
testified before the council that Robert has not set out to the said parts and 
is not preparing to do so, but impetrated the king's letters craftily to 
prorogue the suit of those who sue for their rights in the king's court, 
against him, the king orders the justices to proceed in the pleas 
moved against Robert and to cause justice to be done to the parties 
according to the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding the letters 
of protection. By C. 

Oct. 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Kennington. to be made to Ralph de Hastyng, sheriff of York, for his expenses in 

purveying 100 sheaves of arrows and sending them to Richard earl of 

Arundel and William de Monte Acuto, captains of the king's army lately 

sent to Scotland, to Dunbar castle. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause 40.s. a week to be allowed to the sheriff of 
York, for the time when they shall find him to have bad the earl of Murref 



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1339. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

in his custody, and also his expenses for himself and the men at arms and 
archers who took the earl from Newcastle to Durham and from Durham to 
Newcastle in accordance with the king's order to the sheriff to receive the 
earl from Robert Flanibard, William Bisshop and William de Eland, the 
king's Serjeants at arms, and cause him to be kept safely until further 
order, and afterwards the king ordered the sheriff to deliver the earl to the 
sheriff' of Northumberland ; and the sheriff of York received the earl from 
the said Serjeants, retained him in his custody for some time and afterwards 
took him to Newcastle with men and archers for his safe conduct, to be 
delivered to the sheriff' of Northumberland, and afterwards, by order of the 
council, he took the earl from Newcastle to Durham and thence to New- 
castle with the said men and archers, and there delivered him to the 
sheriff" of Northumberland, as he says. By C. 



Oct. 26. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 28. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Brother Thomas Crist, prior of Baa, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Ralph de Restwold, 95/. lis. 2d. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Petit, knight of co. Cornwall and Reginald Botreux, knight, 
William Daungerous, Robert Carnadoun, John de Walesby, John de 
Rosworgan, Henry Trewynard and Jghn Lanergh of the same county, 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury 
and marshal of England, l,Q00l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in the said county. 

John de Dunstaple, parson of Wittelegh church, puts in his place John 
de Tamworth, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
41 marks is. Sd. made to him in the late king's chancery by William de 
Clyf, parson of Leyk church. 



MEMBRANE 6d. 

Oct. 16. William de Mundene, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Augustine le 

Kennington. Waleys of Woxebrugge, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Oct. 25. Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westminster, Bohun of Midhurst, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled un payment, achundedijed hy John iioyh, John's attorney. 

John de Bohun of Midhurst, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Grymesby, clerk, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Wotton of Donestaple and Richard Raven of Donestaplo 
acknowledge that thoy owe to Thomas de Cotyngham, clerk, 20/. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

John de Tatlyngbury and Thomas his son acknowledge that they owe to 
John Makonhoved, citizen and goldsmith of London, 42 marks ; to be 
levied etc. in oo. Kent. 



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273 



1339. 

Oct. 25. 

Kennington. 



Nov. 3. 
Chiltern 
Langley. 



Nov. 4. 
Chiltern 
Langley. 

Sept. 19. 
Windsor. 



Membrane Gd — cant. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 
of Lewes to have respite until the next parliament for 280 marl^s for the 
custody of his priory which was taken into the king's hands as alien, and 
for what he freely granted for the same, as the king gave the prior a 
respite at the supplication of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, showing 
that the priory was founded by the earl's ancestors, and the priors have 
never made any apportion out of the realm, except 100s. to the abbey of 
Cluny yearly, and the king is not yet fully informed upon the matter, and 
at the prior's request he has given him a further respite. By C. 

John Petyt, knight, of co. Cornwall, John Whalisby, John de Ros- 
worgan and William Daungerous acknowledge that they owe to Philip de 
Bardes, Peter Byne and Nicholas Marny and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Bardi, 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on pat/ineyit, acknoidedijed by Nicholas Marny. 

John Petyt, knight of co. Cornwall, John, John and William acknowledge 
that they owe to the same merchants and to Bonefacio de Peruch[iis] and 
John Baroncelli and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, 
200Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment, acknouiedyed by Nicholas Marini of the society of the 
Bardi and by John Rekonery of the society of the Peruzzi. 

John atte Grove of Great Stanmere acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
atte Ponde of Harwe, 40s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Brother Thomas, prior of St. Peter's church, Petreston, acknowledges 
for himself and convent, that they owe to William de Welyngoure, parson 
of All Saints church, Warhara, IGO marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 
— Thomas de Eggefeld, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ of 
dedimus potestatem, which is on the files of this year. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE M. 



Roger do Waltham puts in his place Robert de Wymundeswold, clerk, to 

prosecute the execution of a recognisance of 20 marks made to him in 

chancery by Simon de Shepeye, parson of Sudbury church. 

Richard de Burton puts in his place Thomas de Gemelyng, clerk, to 

prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20Z. 14s. \0d. made to him in 

chancery by John son of Thomas Dryng of Driffeld. 

Oct. 18. Walter de Denham the king's yeoman, for his good service, is sent to the 

We;.tmiriater. abbot and convent of Waverle, to receive such maintenance from that 

house for life as Walter Mantel, deceased, had then at the late king's 

request. By p.s. 



Nov. 5. 
Chiltern 
Lan{/ley. 

Oct. 28, 
Westminster. 



Peter Fraunceis of Fulbourno acknowledges that ho owes to Adam de la 
Forest, 11. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

To the treasurer and barons of the oxchoqucr. Order to cause Thomas de 
M<;tbam, escheator beyond Trent to have respite until Easter next for the 
issues of the manor of Elyngeham and certain tenements in Osberwyk, 



274 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



Membrane 5d — cant. 



CO. Northumberland, except a messuage, 14 tofts, 1G9 acres of land, 16 acres 
of meadow and 20 acres of wood in the manor, so that in the mean time 
John brother of Robert son of Robert son of Robert de Clifford may make 
his homage to the king and pursue his right for the manor and tenements, 
as it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de 
Cliiford del Newested of co. Northumberland, held no lands at his death in 
his demesne as of fee, but that he held for life of the grant of Michael de 
Presfen, by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, the said manor 
and tenements in chief as of the crown by the service of a fourth part of 
a barony, with remainder to Robert son of Robert son of Robert de Clifford 
and the heirs of his body ; with remainder to John, and Robert son of 
Robert son of Robert died without an heir of his body while Robert de 
Clifford del Newested was alive, and John is his next heir and aged eighteen 
years ; and now John has besought the king to give the escheator a respite, 
as he is taken as a hostage in Scotland for Robert de Manoirs, lately taken 
in war by the king's enemies there, so that he cannot come to render his 
homage and take seisin, and the escheator intends to charge him with the 
issues of the manor and tenements. By C. 



MEMBRANE 4d. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Seynmor, lord of Pulton, near Cire- 
cestre to dame Elizabeth Peverel, Sir Richard de Bayhouse, Sir William 
de Ruston, knights, Sir Edmund de Benhale, parson of Drayton church, co. 
Norfolk, and to Henry Ewenny, esquire, to hold the manors of Coveneye, 
Rampton, Cotenham and Westwyk, co. Cambridge, the manor of Pishobury 
CO. Hertford, and the manor of Heyford Wareyn, co. Oxford, in which 
manors Alice, Thomas's wife, daughter of Sir Robert del Lyle, is jointly 
enfeoffed with the said Elizabeth, Richard, William, Esmon and Henry, so 
that by reason of the joint enfeoffment, Thomas shall not claim anything 
in the said manors except a yearly rent of 100s. of the manor of 
Heyford Wareyn which Robert has given to Thomas after his death, during 
Alice's life ; and he grants that Alice shall administer and take profits 
from the said manors with Elizabeth and the others, in common or 
severally, according to the ordinance which Robert made in a deed under 
his seal, and if Elizabeth and the others die before Alice, he grants that he 
will not prevent the ordinances which Robert has made to his daughter nor 
put any claim nor raise any controversy. Dated at Rampton, co. 
Cambridge, on Monday the feast of All Saints, 13 Edward HI. French. 

Mi'murandmn that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Windsor. demand made upon Simon de Swanlond of London for tenths and fiftoonths 
touching him before the ordinance revoking all grant of exemption from 
such charges, as on 14 May in the 1st year of the reign, the king gnvntod 
that he should bo quit of all aids, subsidies and tallages for life, and now 
the king has learned that the treasurer and barons distrain him for the 
tenth and fifteenths by reason of the revocation of such grants. By 0. 



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275 



1339, 

Oct. 26. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE 3cl. 



Brother Thomas, abbot of Westminster, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to William de Langeford, knight, 60Z., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Poulteneye, knight, iOOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Oct. 28. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Writ for payment to Ralph de Bockyng and 

Westminster. Nicholas Bonde, knights of that shire, of their expenses in attending 

parliament at Westminster on the quinzaine of Michaelmas last, of 81., to 

wit for twenty days at 4s. a day each. By the keeper and G. 

The like to the sheriffs of the remaining counties [as in Return of 
Members of Parliament, pt. i, parje 126] . 

Oct. 28. To the bailiffs of Canterbury. Writ for payment to Edmund Cokyn and 

Westminster. .John Elys, citizens of that city, for their expenses in attending the said 
parliament, of 76s., to wit for 19 days at 2s. a day each. 

By the keeper and C. 

The following citizens and burgesses have like writs for various sums, to 
wit : — 

Robert de Dalderby and William Virly, citizens of Lincoln. 
Everard le Fraunceis and John de Strete, burgesses of Bristol. 
David de Breghenok and John Aunger, burgesses of Radyng. 
Robert Puffare and John Bernard, burgesses of Shorham. 
John de Sutton and William Barre, burgesses of Lym. 



Oct. 16. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

To the abbot and convent of Thorneton. Request to cause competent 
maintenance to be administered to Bricius de Corebrigg, who has long 
served the king and his father, until the king's return to England, for 
which the king will be especially bound to them. By C. 

Stephen le Botiller of Northalle acknowledges that he owes to John 
Russel, citizen and girdler of London, QOl. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells, puts in his place Thomas de Evesham, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 60 marks made to 
him by Master William do Hedersete, parson of Attilburgh church, diocese 
of Norwich. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Sussex of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth last granted by the laity. The men of the town of Arundel 
have besought the king to spare them for this turn, as the town was 
burned in the past year by mishap, and their moveable goods there were 
doBtroyed, wherefore they are ho much impovcrlKbed that they do not suffice 
to pay so much for the tenth and fifteenth of that and the present year as 
thfiy were wont to pay before the burning ; the king therefore orders the 
collectors to go to the town and cause the men to be assessed at the 



276 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1339. 



Oct. 29. 

Kennington. 



Nov. 2. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 24. 

Kennington. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 1. 
Kennington. 



Menibrane 2(1 — cunt. 

tenth ov fifteenth according to the quantity of moveable goods which they 
now have, and to cause the tenth or fifteenth to be levied of them accord- 
ing to that assessment, permitting them to be quit of the surplus. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Moraunt, late sheriff of Kent, to have respite until the quinzaine of Hilary 
next for rendering his account, as he is attendant upon the king's affairs on 
the sea coast in that county. By C. 

Richard de Brokton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Capenhurst, 
clerk, -44/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the city of London. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Robert de Clifford, one of the heirs of Richard de Clare, to have respite until 
the quinzaine of Midsummer next for all the debts which are exacted of him 
in Ireland for the king's use, and to cause his lands, goods and chattels to 
be restored to him together with the issues thereof, so that justice may be 
done after fuller information has been taken, as he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy, as the late king pardoned Richard 1,000 marks of the 
debts in which he was bound to him, and the writ of pardon is in the 
possession of the heirs of Giles de Badelesmere, one of Richard's heirs, and 
Robert has other evidences in his possession by which he says he ought to 
to be discharged thereof, and the debts are exacted of him entire and the 
lands of his purparty of that inheritance and his goods and chattels in those 
parts are seized into the king's hand for that cause. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Writ of certiorari to inform the king, 
after examining his register and taking information in his diocese, of the 
dignities, prebends, churches, hospitals, chapels and other ecclesiastical 
benefices of aliens in that diocese, the names of the aliens who reside in 
their benefices, the value of the same beyond the tax, also what churches etc. 
whose presentation or collation is to alien men of religion in the realm whose 
possessions pertain to the king by reason of the war with the men of France 
are void since 6 July in the 11th year of the reign, and who have been 
admitted to the same. The return is to be made to chancery before Hilary 
next. By the keeper and C. 

The like to all the archbishops and bishops of England and Wales. 

To John de Countevill. Order not to sell oaks thrown down in excessive 
numbers by a gale in the king's forest of the isle of Wight, or to dispose of 
them otherwise, but to keep them safely until further orders, because the 
king is informed that he claims those oaks as his fee by reason of the 
king's commission to him of the custody of that forest, and it has seemed to 
the council that the oaks ought not to pertain to him by reason of his office. 
If he presumes to eloign or dispose of such oaks after this order, the king 
will cause such oaks to be levied of his goods and chattels and will have 
him punished. By the keeper and C. 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

Elizabeth daughter of Robert Peverol, knight, has appointed in her plao« 
Roger de Langeport and Henry de Ingolby, clerks, as her guaixliaus to 
prosecute the execution of a rocognisance lor 188/. (>»•. H.i. made to hor m 
chancery by Robert son of Giles de Wucheaham, knight. 



13 EDWAlll) 111.— Part 2. 



277 



1339. 

Nov. 15. 
Langlcy. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Langley. 



Dec. 5. 

Langley. 



Me))thrane 2d — cojit, 

John do Cobham, kaij^ht, acknowledges that ho owes to Reginald do 
Cobham, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order to pro- 
ceed in a plea which William de Acton brings before them, de forma 
donacionis, against Eleanor de Sturton for the manor of Catmere, except the 
advowson of the church of the manor, and to do justice to the parties, but 
not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king, as the king 
ordered the justices not to proceed in that plea [as in this Calendar 
12 Edward III, page 456] and they superseded process by reason of that 
order and because they had letters of the late king upon the matter, where- 
upon William has besought the king to provide a remedy, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament ; and by the certificate of John, sent to 
chancery, it is found that William de Arches brought a like writ against 
Edmund Gacelyn for the said manor before the justices of the Bench, in 
the ith year of the reign, and now the king has learned from trustworthy 
testimony that William de Acton who now sues against Eleanor is the 
same person as William de Arches, nominated in the first plea. 

By pet. of parliament. 

Henry son of John de Hercla, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Baumburgb, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

Walter Dastyn, knight, and William de Werston acknowledge that they 
owe to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, and to John Hamond, citizen of London, 
20Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de Mauny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Clyn- 
ton, earl of Huntingdon, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same earl puts in his Richard de Lamhethe of London to prosecute 
the execution of the preceding recognisance for lOOZ. — Thomas de Evesham 
received the attorney. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

Nov. 16. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 

Langley. Westminster on the octaves of Hilary next to treat upon the things which ■ 
were set forth in the parliament held at Westminster on the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas last, warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canter- 
bury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of the diocese to attend the said 
parliament, the prior and archdeacons in person, the chapter and clergy by 
their proctors, as the community of the realm besought the king to cause 
another parliament to be summoned shortly, to deliberate on the said 
affairs. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Fmdera. Rep. Diynity of a Peer iv, p. 507.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, sixteen bishops and T. bishop of 
Hereford or his vicar-general in his absence. 
[Rep. Diynity nj a Peer iv, p. 507.] 



278 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



Membrane Id — cant. 



To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to twenty-eight other abbots, the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England and three other priors. [Ibid.] 

To Henry earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to ten other earls and forty-five others. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens from each city, and two burgesses from each borough, to be elected 
to attend the said parliament. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order 
to cause two barons to be chosen from each of those ports to attend the 
said parliament. [Ibid.] 

To John de Stonore. Summons to attend the said parliament to give 
his council with others of the council. [Ibid.] 
The like to thirteen others. 

Nov. 16. To W. archbishop of York. Request to warn the deans and chapters 

Langley. of cathedral churches, abbots, priors, archdeacons and all the clergy of that 
province to attend the said parliament, the deans, abbots, priors and arch- 
deacons in person, the chapters and clergy by their proctors. 

[Ibid.] By K. the keeper and C. 

The like to J. archbishop of Canterbury. [Ibid.] 



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13 EDWAED III.— Part III. 



1339. 



MEMBRANE 28. 



Nov. 8. To the mayor, bailiffs and men of the city of Waterford. Order to 

Westminster, permit all merchants and others who wish to go with their ships, boats, 
goods and merchandise to the town of Rosponte, to do so, unlade their 
things there, and do their pleasure therewith, as they have done in times 
past, as the late king at the suit of Thomas earl of Norfolk and marshal of 
England, showing that he held the town by the king's gift, and in the time 
of Roger le Bygod, late earl of Norfolk and lord of that town, and of 
other earls marshal, lords of the town, his ancestors, merchants and 
others had come to the town with their goods by the water of Randona, 
to unlade their goods there and do their pleasure therewith, without 
hindrance, and Stephen de Fulburn, while he was a justice of Edward I, at 
the procuration of the bishop of Waterford, Stephen's brother and of 
certain burgesses of that city, to cause the merchants to withdraw from 
that town and go to Waterford, caused divers hindrances to be placed in 
the way of merchants going to the town, wherefore the merchants have 
withdrawn from that town, and the earl beseeching the late king to grant 
that such impediments should be removed, that king ordered Roger de 
Mortuo Mari, then justiciary of Ireland, to cause an inquisition to be 
taken on the matter in the presence of the citizens of Waterford and of 
the burgesses of Rosponte, and by the inquisition taken before the mayor 
and certain citizens of Waterford and certain burgesses of Rosponte by the 
said justiciary, it is found that it is not to the king's prejudice nor harmful 
to the city of Waterford if the king grants that merchants shall go as 
aforesaid to the said town, but rather to the benefit of the king and the 
city, because if merchants from beyond go there freely, more ships will 
go to the city, and that merchants used to go to the town in the time of 
Roger le Bygod, as aforesaid, until the time when Stephen hindered all 
except merchants of Lagen ; and now the king has been besought by William 
de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of England, lord of 
Rosponte, to cause such impediments to be amoved. By C. in parliament. 

Nov. 10. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Chiltern Elizabeth late the wife of Giles de Badelesmere, tenant in chief, the 
Langley. following knights' fees which the king has assigned to her to hold in 
dower, with the assent of William de Ros of Hamelak and Margery his wife, 
eldest daughter and heir of Giles, John de Veer, earl of Oxford and Matilda 
his wife, second daughter and heir, and of William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton and Elizabeth his wife, third daughter and heir, and of John 
Tibetot and Margaret his wife, fourth daughter and heir, to wit : a knight's 
fee in Chilham, co. Kent, which Eudo de Shillyngheldo and his parceners 
hold, extended at \0L yearly ; a knight's fee in Lodenham, in the same 
county, which Joan do Bokelond holds, extended at 20^. yearly; a knight's fee 
in Wytherlyng, in the same county, which Robert Dod and his parceners hold, 
extended at 6/. 13s. id. yearly; a knight's fee in Great Hugham, in the same 
county, which Warisius do Valence holds, extended at 15Z. yearly ; a fourth 
' part of a knight's fee in Sibbcrston, in the same county, which Matilda de 

Hirst holds, extended at lOOv. yearly ; two parts of a knight's fee in 
Herteyo, in the same county, which the heirs of Richard de Rokeswell hold, 
extended at G/. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Lamberden in the same 



280 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1339. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 



county, which Robort de Laraborden holds, extended at 40.s'. yearly ; a 
moiety of a fee in Lullyngeston in the same county, which Reginald de 
Cobham holds, extended at 101. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee in Kyngesdon, 
in the same county, which Laurence de Chymbhaui holds, extended at 100s. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Esmersfeld,in the same county, which Edmund 
Gasselyn holds, extended at 101. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Danyton, 
in the same county, which the prioress of Gynnes holds, extended at 50s. 
yearly ; a third part of a fee in Barwe and Fowiham St. Genovefe, co. 
Suffolk, which Edward do Crctyng holds, extended at 13/. 6<. 8(/. yearly; 
a sixth part of a fee in Oxindon and Pamynton, co. Gloucester, which 
John le Heir holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in 
Oxindon and Assheton, in the same county, which John le Pouer 
holds, extended at GOs. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Uppecote, 
CO. Hereford, which Ralph de Knylle holds, extended at &l. 13s. id. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Barwe near Worcester, in the same 
county, which John de Stanford holds, estimated at 13?. Gs. BJ. yearly ; 
a moiety of a fee in Westrehergeiste, in the same county, which John de 
Heregeiste and his parceners hold, extended afe 100s. yearly; an eighth 
part of a fee in Hassele, in the same county, which Richard de Evesebache 
holds, extended at 40s. yearly ; a fourth part of a knight's fee in 
Westhamme, co. Sussex, which John de Britannia holds, extended at 
Gl. 13s. id. yearly; a fourth part of a knight's fee with appurtenances in 
Bourne, in the same county, which John Dyg and his parceners hold, 
extended at 100s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Walderum and Heygthon, 
in the same county, which John le Mareschal of Walderum and his 
parceners hold, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Heygthon, 
which John de Holyngdale holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a twentieth 
part of a fee in Hamelden, co. Buckingham, which Robert de Sakevill 
holds, extended at 33s. 4(/. yearly ; a fee in Smethecot, co. Wilts, which 
Richard Daunteseye holds, extended at 10^ yearly ; a twentieth part of a 
fee in Mulford, in the same county, which Thomas de Boiton holds, extended 
at 20s. yearly ; a fee in Poltou, in the same county, which John de Polton 
holds, extended at GL yearly ; two parts of a fee in Lusteshull, in the same 
county, which John de Lustesliull holds, extended at 40s. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee in Quedhampton, in the same county, which Robert Russel holds, 
extended at GL yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Shawe, in the same county, 
which William atte More holds, extended at GL 13s. 4</. yeixrly; a moiety of 
a fee in Groundwell, in the same county, which Walter de Groundwell holds, 
extended at 66s. 8(/. yearly ; a fee in Costowe, in the same county, which the 
abbot of Stanloye holds, extended at 6/. los. 4*/. yearly ; a fee in Compton, 
in the same county, which Queen Philippa holds, of the inheritance of 
Hugh le Despenser, extended at GL 13s. 4(/. yearly; two foes in Ayston and 
Eleston, in the same county, which Margaret Giffard formerly held of the 
inheritance of John Mautravers, extended at 20/. yearly, and a moiety of a 
fee with appurtenances in Polton, in the same county, which Thomas de 
Polton holds, extended at 10/. yearly. 

Nov. 10. To the same. Like order to deliver to Elizabeth the following advowsons 

Chiltern which the king has assigned to her as aforesaid, to wit : that of Hotholyng- 
Langley. ^gj^^ church, co. Kent, extended at 26/. 13s. 4./. ; that of Chorleton chua-h. 
in the same county, extended at 13/. Gn. StL ; that of Kyngoston churv.'h, in 
the same county, extended at 20/. ; that of r»arwo church, co. Sutlblk, 
extended at 60/. ; that of Ludyngton upon Brounoswold ihurcb, oo. North- 
ami)ton, extended at 26/. ISs. 4(/. ; that of Northuiymmois churvh, 
CO. Hertford, extended at 40/. ; that of Olderomoneyo church, oo. Kent, lo 



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wit the firct time of presenting, and the third voidance of the abbey of 
Lesnes, co. Kent, whereof the advowson is not extended. 

Memorandum that the said assignment was made by the heirs and 
parceners and Elizabeth with their common assent and not according to the 
extents taken after Giles's death, and the fees and advowsons are delivered 
to Elizabeth as appears by a schedule containing the said assignment and 
made by Elizabeth and the heirs and parceners. 

Memorandum that two parts of the advowson of the abbey of Lesnes 
are retained in the king's hand with the assent of the heirs and parceners, 
until a partition thereof is made between them. 

Nov. 10. To the same. Order to deliver to William de Roos of Hamelak and 

Chiltern Margery his wife, eldest sister and heir of Giles de Badelesmere, the 
Langley. following fees to hold in Margery's purparty of that inheritance, which the 
king has assigned to her with the assent of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and 
Matilda his wife, si